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I've been exposed to asbestos and i didn't know about it and the bathroom wall has broken up exposing asbestos?

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I've been exposed to asbestos and i didn't know about it and the bathroom wall has broken up exposing asbestos?

Postby bradach65 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:33 pm

I'm freaking out, i been having a shower for a year with the wall been like this. I can't stop crying. my life is over
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I've been exposed to asbestos and i didn't know about it and the bathroom wall has broken up exposing asbestos?

Postby eorlland85 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:36 pm

be wary of the following possibility

"Mesothelioma or asbestos cancer takes at least several decades for a cancer to develop due to exposure. This issue of "several decades" is a clue and also a good news in that you can theoretically delay such asbestos cancer from developing in your life time. Most of the public has a misconception that once the asbestos is lodged in your lung, you will have a cancer, and it needs a certain incubation period of a decade or so.

"Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos. In this disease, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs. Its most common site is the pleura (outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity), but it may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) or the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart).

Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles, or have been exposed to asbestos dust and fibre in other ways, such as by washing the clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos, or by home renovation using asbestos cement products. Unlike lung cancer, there is no association between mesothelioma and smoking.

Since you went ahead and found it.. its very smart to have your parents Get the house checkout and cleaned out of the Asbestos-This is your best chance...if its not done and you live here for years with it..you can/might/will get cancer or other issues
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I've been exposed to asbestos and i didn't know about it and the bathroom wall has broken up exposing asbestos?

Postby thorne » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:38 pm

What is in the wall that makes you think it's asbestos, and unless you have had many years of direct, close exposure, there is no worry.
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