Before the severe facts about asbestos revealed, asbestos was a material with numerous benefit. This material is known as the best insulator and fire resistant material.
The feature of asbestos is very helpful in making various kinds of goods such as insulation in shipbuilding, construction, boilers, brake lining, and also as an ingredient in reinforcing concrete, insulating fireproof boards, wallboard, floor tiles and coverings, ceiling tiles, and a gas mask, lift, and machinery.
But, even though asbestos has several useful advantages, asbestos is very dangerous and deadly to human health.
That is why asbestos is banned in many countries now. Asbestos is capable of causing various health problems to human’s organ, particularly our lungs.
Asbestos-related diseases often attack the lungs of victims because the victims who live, or work, in an environment of heavy exposure to asbestos, inhale air containing the dangerous fibers.
As we mention earlier, asbestos used in various commercial products, one of that many products is brake lining. Car and motorcycle use a brake and when you are going to dismantle the brake, be careful with the dust from the brake’s dirt.
It’s because it contains asbestos material. It’s dangerous to inhale the asbestos particles, because it will lead to some asbestos-related diseases, such as lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.
Mechanics, garage owners, and people who live around the garage are people who are at high risk of asbestos exposure from the brake lining.
It’s because when a mechanic cleans up or unpacking the brake with a compressor, that’s when the dust from the brake go airborne. The dust which goes airborne will easily inhale by people who live in the area.
Then, the deadly diseases start to develop in our body such as mentioned before. One of the deadly diseases is Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which is malignant and rare.
Mesothelioma cancer affects the mesothelium lining in the body which is a thin protective membrane that covers the lungs, heart and other organs in the body. The disease is most often caused by the asbestos fibers exposure.
Next disease is Asbestosis. Asbestosis is a breathing disorder caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Long-term accumulation of these fibers in the lungs can scars the lung tissue then we will experience shortness of breath as the impact of fibers inhalation.
Asbestosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, and usually do not appear until many years after exposure.
Here’s some information about the dangers of asbestos material in brake lining. I hope it can give you some useful insight, Thank you.