Why remove asbestos?
What do I do when dealing with asbestos?
How do I handle asbestos?
Asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma.
When inhaled in significant quantities, asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis (a scarring of the lungs which makes breathing difficult), mesothelioma (a rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity) and lung cancer.
The link between exposure to asbestos and other types of cancers is less clear, however, Smoking, combined with inhaled asbestos, greatly increases the risk of lung cancer.