Signs and Symptoms of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos Exposure

In the city of Vancouver, asbestos removal is regarded as a task that requires careful handling and professional know how.

As a matter of fact, you can easily find numerous Vancouver asbestos removal companies to take on the job of asbestos removal for you because of the possible risks of removing asbestos yourself entails.

The main danger of asbestos is the actual exposure to this hazardous substance. Getting in contact with this building material can lead to serious health problems, including Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, Pleural plaques, or other major diseases that affect the lungs or other parts of the respiratory system.

Be as it may, there are still some homeowners who prefer to be hands-on with the tasks needed to be done in their homes, including asbestos removal. Since do-it-yourself asbestos removal comes with a variety of dangerous effects on your health, you should be aware of the common signs and symptoms of potential health problems because of prolonged exposure to asbestos:

Signs of Asbestosis:

  • Coughs that last for a long time
  • Frequent chest pains
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Issues with nail growth and its appearance
  • Digital clubbing or deformation of fingers

Signs of Mesothelioma:

Asbestos Exposure

  • Persistent dry cough
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fever
  • Frequent chest tightness
  • Anemia
  • Unexplained abdominal pain or abdominal swelling

Signs of Pleural plaques:

  • Persistent dry cough
  • Painful coughing
  • Prolonged chest pains
  • Shortness of breath

Many of the health problems caused by asbestos exposure only show signs and symptoms years after the initial exposure to asbestos-laden materials. Therefore, if you are working closely with materials that have asbestos in them, it is important that you undergo regular check-ups to ensure that you are not putting yourself in danger.

Also, not all workers that come across an asbestos-filled material develop an illness because of it – that’s why an assessment from a doctor is quite essential – particularly for builders or workers on construction or renovation sites