Between the 1950’s and 1970’s, asbestos was one of the most widely used building materials on the planet. Its strength and resistance to fire meant that it was ideal for the construction of homes, warehouses, factories and many other structures. Although its variety of uses cannot be ignored, asbestos exposure accounts for one death every five minutes. Working or living in an asbestos-filled environment can lead to lung scarring or asbestosis. Asbestosis is a kind of pulmonary fibrosis that if ignored, can be fatal. Understand if you require asbestos disposal in London or the surrounding areas by checking your symptoms first.
High Blood Pressure
It’s advisable to get your blood pressure tested by your local GP as often as possible if you want to stay on the healthy side. High blood pressure can be caused by a lot of things, such as drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, smoking, eating fatty foods, stress, etc. It can also be caused by exposure to asbestos particles and is a sign of asbestosis. Asbestos disposal in London and the surrounding areas will eradicate the problem completely and will allow you to relax in your surroundings without the worry of high blood pressure leading to something serious, like a heart attack.
Trouble Swallowing and Breathing
These two symptoms are very common among workers who operate in asbestos-contaminated environments. What may begin as a persistent cough could progress to chest pain and wheezing, or crackling sounds when breathing. Scar tissue will form in the lungs due to damage caused by the inhalation of asbestos’ fibrous tissues and this will simultaneously have an impact on the victim’s ability to swallow and breathe. Lung function can reduce as a result and further respiratory conditions can develop, so contact a qualified contractor for asbestos disposal services.