Asbestos is a common building material that you may find in older properties insulation, roofing or flooring.
Asbestos is a harmful material and when exposed, can remain in your lungs that can cause inflammation.
Asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer are just some of the conditions that can be caused by asbestos.
There are a few key warning signs that might mean you have asbestos poisoning and have inhaled asbestos fibres. If you already suspect you have asbestos, you should seek medical help as soon as possible.
1) Having a Persistent Dry Cough
Asbestos can remain undetectable for several years despite being exposed to it.
A persistent dry cough can be caused by asbestos. This is due to exposure causing scar tissue that forms and develops in the lungs.
If you know you have this in your property, you can get an asbestos removal company to visit your property as soon as possible to clear it out.
2) Shortness of Breath
Similar to dry cough, scared lungs can cause a number of breath related issues. Shortness of breath is a typical symptom of asbestos. It can also be one of the first signs of an asbestos-related issue.
The scarring of the lungs can prevent them from providing you with the breath, no matter the activity you’re participating in. It can also make it difficult for you to breath and regain your breath.
3) Frequently Wheezing
Wheezing can be caused when inflammation in the lungs has been caused. It can cause a whistling sound when breathing.
It is a common symptom of smoking, however, if you don’t smoke and notice wheezing in your breath, you might have been exposed to asbestos fibres. Other common chest problems.