Plaster and Asbestos
Plastic is of the few advanced materials that is very useful in this century and the many more to come. Plaster and asbestos have continued to be the center of attention each day due the major risks that health experts say it possesses. It appears that with each coming day, plastic continues to be used more and more due to its alleged benefits. Regrettably, plaster and asbestos have been linked with health risks through their composition of toxic. It is said that this materials are very unstable, thus in the long run; it makes plaster and asbestos very toxic. The leading toxic components in plaster and asbestos are asbestos itself. Before it was banned, asbestos was mined solely for its insulation nature and resistance to heat quality.
It is because of this great factor that it was also used by textile manufacturers to make heat or rather fire resistant product such as aprons among others. Unfortunately, asbestos is not durable and thus cannot make a quality building product. One thing to note with plaster and asbestos is that as they age they tend to release fibers into the air. This fibers as they are in the air, end up being inhaled by people and with continuance exposure, one is prone to get respiratory cancers. Such respiratory diseases include lung cancer, mesothalimia and cardiac failure.
Plaster and asbestos were used in earlier ages for weaving fabrics, with the aim of generating a sturdier and warm fabric. Plaster and asbestos has also been supplemented to concrete and roofing components to raise their strength. For this specific motive, asbestos was also added to plastic to increase its durability.
Plaster and asbestos has continued to be used together like for example when manufacturing PVC carpets and other plastic products. The reason for this is to make the plaster more durable and more resistant to cold or heat. One thing to note however is that most often than not, people who work with plaster and asbestos have the risk of suffering asbestos related illness. This means that buyers are safe; it is only those who work with the molding process that can inhale the asbestos fibers. One other thing to note in this plaster and asbestos issue is that asbestos was prohibited for nearly use in last stages of the 1970’s. This decision was made after a link between respiratory illness and asbestos exposure was made known to the population. On the other hand, people who have interacted with asbestos before it was banned continue to suffer to asbestos-related health difficulty, such as mesothalimia. People, who have worked in plaster and asbestos moldings as noted earlier on, are at risk inhaling asbestos. The eminence, for which they were so expansively used, persists when one breathe in. When one is often exposed to it, the human body is incapable of breaking down the thread.
Plaster and asbestos exposure is a great risk to your health. If you work in this industry, you should watch your respiratory wellbeing very closely and ensure that your lungs are checked on a regular basis by a medical doctor or breathing expert.
Article publié pour la première fois le 28/07/2013