Asbestos fibres are a known carcinogenic. It wasn’t discovered until it was too late for manufacturing and asbestos mine workers how dangerous asbestos exposure really is. Breathing in and inhaling asbestos dust causes the tiny fibres to become trapped in your lungs. Over time, this causes significant health concerns including different forms of cancer.
People may be exposed to asbestos in their workplace, in their community, or in their home. Once a material that contains asbestos is disturbed, the small asbestos fibres are released into the air and become airborne. This is when humans are at risk of being exposed to asbestos.