Asbestos is a mineral that is delve liquid found in various forms. The mineral is stringy and non-flammable. It is processed to make corrugated sheeting, gutters and down pipes, aprons for factory workers and brake-pads. The types are amosite, crocidolite, chrysotile, anthophyllite, tremolite, actinolite.

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. Persons enduring exposed to asbestos develop asbestos is later which is the cancer of the lungs. It is also referred to pneumoconiosis due to asbestos and also human body can suffer from problems like pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, malignancy mesothelioma. The high concentration can cause a long-term health damage risk due to exposure was revealed, health damage of engaged workers have been involved in the production and construction work of the asbestos containing products becomes a problem and also it has been referred as a time bomb. Asbestos has been recommended to be carcinogenic by the affiliated organization IARC of WHO.

In addition non-smokers risk five times the lung cancer in the asbestos exposure and the synergistic effect of smoking the risk is 54-fold in asbestos from that person risk of lung cancer due to smoking is higher than two times, thereby difficult to lung cancer certified by asbestos.

Law on asbestos relief method promulgated in 2006 and came in into force on March 27 as a result it is paid such as medical expenses and condolence money to the patient or death who received the health damage caused by asbestos. Benefits are defined by the ordinance, a total of about three million yen of special condolence money 2.8 million yen and a funeral fee of about 200,000 yen to the bereaved family of the deceased victim and the self pay portion of medical expenses to the victim during medical treatments expenses per month.

 The long term of in the dust of such a large amount of asbestos in the factory or the like dancing is not good on the health, since it reflected the shadow in the X-ray inspection have been known for a lon time but also give up that there is no old workers poor way were common now extends to improve the lives of people, health gathered interest and asbestos has become a major social problem. For even a substitute for asbestos product that has been developed as a leaving asbestos, there is a voice to point out the risk of carcinogenicity for general glass wool and rock wool although the relatively safety is said to be high micro glass wool and ceramic fiber for such as potassium titanate whisker, carcinogenic have been suspended.

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