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Asbestos: Naturally Occurring Mineral Fiber

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fibre that withstands heat, erosion and decay, and has fire and water resistant properties. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, it becomes a hazard when microscopic particles are inhaled into the lungs. Asbestos is especially dangerous as it is also unpredictable, according to The World Health Organisation there is no minimum safe exposure level for any kind of asbestos and they have also noted that asbestos may contribute to other cancers such as stomach, pharynx, and rectum cancer. Due to their size they can remain airborne for some time, and enter even the smallest air passages in the lungs where get to the lung tissue. The fibres are naturally resistant and can even resist the natural cleaning processes
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