UnCategorized Who knew Asbestos was still around and could still hurt you if treated incorrectly. I quite wrongly thought that Asbestos was a thing of the past, a substance that we used in the early twentieth century that was not used again because of the health risks associated with it. But after hearing about someone discovering they were ill and may die due to exposure to asbestos, I was clearly wrong. The control of asbestos regulations was only introduced in November two thousand and six, astounding in this day and age with all the wonderful life saving technologies and developments we have at our finger tips… Asbestos is a mineral which .es in six forms which are serpentine class chrysotile and amphibole class amosite, anthrophyllite, actinolite, crocidolite and tremolite. It is used because of its physical properties, resistance to fire, heat, electrical and chemical damage, it also has good sound absorption, average tensile strength. For these reasons it came in to use in the late nineteenth century in manufacturing and building industries-Chrysotile fibers are curly unlike the fibres of amosite, anthrophyllite, actinolite, crocidolite and tremolite which are straight, which makes chrysotile fibers more flexible and good for use in corrugated cement roof sheets which are used for outbuildings, garages and so on, cloth behind fuses using its fire protection qualities, pipe insulation, floor tiles or rope seals for boilers. Amphibole fibres vary more. Crocidolite is the fibrous form of riebeckite, and often occurs as soft friable fibres. Amosite fibres are frequently used as a fire retardant in thermal insulation products and ceiling tiles. Anthrophyllite, actinolite, and tremolite are used less but can still be found in a variety of construction and insulation materials. Amosite and crocidolite are the most dangerous forms of asbestos due to the long endurance in the lungs of exposed people, the use of these were only banned in the western world in the mid nineteen eighties. The products these were in use were asbestos-cement sheets and pipes for construction, casing for water-electrical and tele.munication services, thermal and chemical insulation e.g. fire doors, lagging etc., insulation board and ceiling tiles. Asbestos exposure be.es a health risk when asbestos fibres are inhaled over a long period of time. Once the fibres are inhaled, they get trapped in the lungs. Because of the small size-sharp form they cannot be expelled and they damage the lung tissue. People who be.e ill from inhalation are generally those whom work with asbestos fibres on a day to day basis. Mesotheliomas have been noted in people occupationally exposed to chrysotile, but also in family members of those occupationally exposed, and those living close to the factories or mines. The first documented death related to asbestos was in 1906. Health problems related to asbestos are – Asbestosis, a lung disease caused by scaring of the lung tissues which causes the body to produce and acid to try to dissolve the fibres, further damaging the lungs. The developing period of this disease can be up to twenty years. Mesothelioma, a cancer of the mesothelial lining of the lung and chest cavity, the peritoneum or the pericardium. The developing period is up to fifty years. Cancer of the lung, gastrointestinal tract, kidney and larynx. The developing period is of up to thirty years. It is these long periods of time in which the diseases are still developing as to why there are so may asbestos .pensation claims are currently active and more so than ever before. Asbestosis claims are said to be the longest running tort in United States history. In the United Kingdom four thousand people die from mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer as a result of past exposure to asbestos. Therefore there are thousands of asbestosis claims, mesothelioma claims and asbestos .pensation claims underway. And this figure is set to rise over the next decade. The very thought of this rising figure brings a chill to my bones. The fact we have been using such a damaging material for so long without knowing the disastrous effects this can have to your health is astonishing. What other things are we currently using that in twenty to fifty years will be killing thousands of our loved ones each year. The only positive to the above is with the large number of asbestos related illnesses being diagnosed, there are now many specialists around that can help support you and help you get the right .pensation to ensure all your needs are taken care of. This was not your fault, so why should you suffer, you should get the right help to be as .fortable as possible. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

 

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