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What Is The Real Cause Of Asbestosis?

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What Is The Real Cause Of Asbestosis?

Postby Donois » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:57 am

Is it the Asbestos itself or was it the glue compounds that held together the asbestos to make sheets etc that were carcinogenic. I've known of people who have lived in the areas where it was mined for decades and they seem to have no issues with sickness.
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What Is The Real Cause Of Asbestosis?

Postby Verrall » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:02 am

Asbestos causes Asbestosis and melothemioma (not spelt right i know) Nothing else causes it. my dad died of the melo...oma one. He went from playing A grade tennis to death in 2 years. He was riddled with secondary cancers. The lining of the pleura gets ripped up. very painful. Asbestos is mined out of the ground. They knew in the 1880s it was unsafe but it was still used.it takes 30-49 years sometimes for symptoms to occur. it makes me sick that governments cover it up.My dad died at 59 and ws a strong man who played tennis cricket and football when he ws young. He worked outside and was tough.

Losing him to this disease has not gotten any easier even after 17 years. he was tough physically but as a man he was the best person in the world. Totally good, non racist and a great dad. Very unusual in his thinking and clever. But asbestos still got him. So beware of it.
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What Is The Real Cause Of Asbestosis?

Postby lowell » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:03 am

Boa is right = the asbestos fibres break up into sharp ended particles which are breathed into the lungs and irritate the lining.

This then encourages inflammation.

Cancer virus then gets into damaged area.
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What Is The Real Cause Of Asbestosis?

Postby Walcot » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:04 am

Asbestosis is a chronic inflammatory medical condition affecting the parenchymal tissue of the lungs. It occurs after long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos, e.g. in mining, and is therefore regarded as an occupational lung disease. Sufferers have severe dyspnea (shortness of breath) and are at an increased risk regarding several different types of lung cancer.

Asbestosis is the scarring of lung tissue (around terminal bronchioles and alveolar ducts) resulting from the inhalation of asbestos fibers. There are two types of fibers: amphibole (thin and straight) and serpentine (curved). The former are primarily responsible for human disease as they are able to penetrate deeply into the lungs. When such fibers reach the alveoli (air sacs) in the lung, where oxygen is transferred into the blood, the foreign bodies (asbestos fibers) cause the activation of the lung's local immune system and provoke an inflammatory reaction. This inflammatory reaction can be described as chronic rather than acute, with a slow ongoing progression of the immune system in an attempt to eliminate the foreign fibers. Macrophages phagocytose (ingest) the fibers and stimulate fibroblasts to deposit connective tissue. Due to the asbestos fibers' natural resistance to digestion, the macrophage dies off, releasing cytokines and attracting further lung macrophages and fibrolastic cells to lay down fibrous tissue, which eventually forms a fibrous mass. The result is interstitial fibrosis. The fibrotic scar tissue causes alveolar walls to thicken, which reduces elasticity and gas diffusion, reducing oxygen transfer to the blood as well as the removal of carbon dioxide.

Asbestosis presents as a restrictive lung disease. The total lung capacity (TLC) may be reduced through alveolar wall thickening; however this is not always the case.[6] In the more severe cases, the drastic reduction in lung function due to the stiffening of the lungs and reduced TLC may induce right-sided heart failure (cor pulmonale).

More than 50% of people affected with asbestosis develop plaques in the parietal pleura, in the space between the chest wall and lungs. Clinically, patients present with dry inspiratory crackles, clubbing of the fingers, and a diffuse fibrotic pattern in the lower lung lobes (where asbestosis is most prevalent).
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What Is The Real Cause Of Asbestosis?

Postby avram » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:09 am

As opposed to the fake cause of Asbestosis?
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What Is The Real Cause Of Asbestosis?

Postby Dacio » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:21 am

The Asbestos fibers itself, are the cause of lung cancer.

The fibers are like very thin needles. When you inhalate this fibres the penetrate your lung cells. Your body can not do anythink against them, because they are chemically and technically indestructible.

So the only thing your body can do is encapsulate them. People with asbestosis got pimples on there chest years or month after inhalation. This is where the body tries to grow out the encapsulated fibers.
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