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Why is asbestos so bad?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Mesothelioma/lung ca

In brief: Mesothelioma/lung ca

It causes malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Over hyped

Long term (many years) exposure to airborne asbestos can lead to chronic lung disease and a rare tumor: mesothelioma.
Most asbestos is used in insulation and is best handled by covering with paint. However, the legal underpinnings have convinced the public that if they get within 100 yards of asbestos, that they are at risk - so we spend $$$$$ to remove it. Only bad when released to the air.

In brief: Over hyped

Long term (many years) exposure to airborne asbestos can lead to chronic lung disease and a rare tumor: mesothelioma.
Most asbestos is used in insulation and is best handled by covering with paint. However, the legal underpinnings have convinced the public that if they get within 100 yards of asbestos, that they are at risk - so we spend $$$$$ to remove it. Only bad when released to the air.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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