Asbestos Exposure Linked To Heart Disease

The findings of a survey of approximately 99,000 males and females employed in asbestos-related occupations show that exposure to the deadly substance also has clear ties to an increased risk of heart disease. Have a look at this site.

Increased asbestos understanding of the fatal health hazards that have left an ongoing legacy of asbestosis diseases and fatal, incurable mesothelioma cancer has been developed and well-documented in the twentieth century.

The Health and Safety Laboratory study  at primarily male employees working in the processing of asbestos and female workers exposed to asbestos between 1971 and 2005 in the manufacturing industries.

leaving white asbestos fibres for many different industries such as construction, shipbuilding, engineering and automotive to continue to be used in the manufacture of cheap insulation. In 1999, an import ban was implemented and a complete prohibition on the use of asbestos was not actually enforced until 2005.

It is well known that, from the initial exposure to asbestos and the inhalation of fibres before the appearance of signs of asbestosis, there can be an unusually long gestation period of 15 to 50 years. The fibres found in the linings of the lungs that induce inflammation and researchers say “… there is evidence that inflammatory processes are involved in the development of cardiovascular disease,” according to the results of the report.

It was also discovered that, compared with the general population, the risk of heart disease was much more dangerous for women than for men exposed to asbestos. The risk of dying from a stroke was 63 percent in men, compared to 100 percent in women who are also 89 percent more likely to die from heart disease, compared to 63 percent in men.

There were 15,557 deaths analysed from all causes in the study community of employees over the entire research period, and it was also concluded that “occupational exposure to asbestos was correlated with mortality from cardiovascular disease.”

Pleural (lungs) followed by peritoneal (stomach) and rarer pericardial (heart) and testicular types are currently the most common mesothelioma cancers. However, a growing number of medical research professionals have also started in recent years to link asbestos exposure to a wider range of cancers, including colon, kidney, and gastrointestinal cancers.