Asbestos

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
the interaction of asbestos and iron in lung tissue revealed by synchrotron-based scanning x-ray microscopy. "the interaction of asbestos and iron in lung tissue revealed by synchrotron-based scanning x-ray microscopy.", by Pascolo L, Gianoncelli A, Schneider G, Salomé M, Schneider M, Calligaro C, Kiskinova M, Melato M, Rizzardi C. f1: Histological examination of human lung tissue with asbestos bodies.Panel (a) and (b) are microphotographs from the histological sections used for the study, stained by hematoxilin and eosin. Diffuse fibrosis and asbestos bodies (black arrows)...

Asbestos is the name provided to a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals that are immune to warmth and rust. Asbestos is a fibre-like material that was once used in structures for insulation, roofing and flooring. Its use has been completely prohibited in the UK since 1999. While asbestos can be harmful, it's not harmful if laid off. However if material containing asbestos is harmed, it can launch a great dirt that contains asbestos fibers. When the dirt is inhaled, the asbestos fibers enter the lungs and can gradually harm them gradually. But you would require lasting exposure to asbestos fibres, usually over many years, before you develop asbestosis. You may have been revealed to asbestos if you worked in a market such as building or building and construction, especially from the 1970s to the 1990s. Nowadays, you're only likely to come into call with asbestos if your work places you in danger of damaging any asbestos staying in old buildings. Instances consist of: heating and air flow engineers; demolition workers; plumbings; construction workers; electrical experts. Breathing in asbestos fibres over several years at some point causes scarring of the lungs. Symptoms consist of: shortness of breath; relentless coughing; wheezing; extreme tiredness; pain in your breast or shoulder; in advanced cases, clubbed fingertips. It can take 20 to 30 years before symptoms appear.

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