Health Effect of Asbestos


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Asbestos has been recognized as one of the minerals with adverse side effects on health.  As a mineral, asbestos can be described as a mineral fiber that is mostly used as a construction materials especially in insulation and as a fire-retardant (U.S Environmental Protection Agency, 2010). Due to its health effects, asbestos has been banned for use in several products and has been greatly reduced in others.  However, it is commonly used in manufacture pipes and furnace insulation, shingles, millboard, paints, tiles, and many others. The issue of effects of asbestos on health has been a subject of intense research in many studies where adverse health has been exposed. Understanding of the health effects of asbestos is important as it can give the public various ways through they can reduce exposure to the chemical and hence reduce health effects.   This paper will look into the adverse health effects of asbestos on health.