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Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil (EPA). The material has been used in a variety of building construction materials and manufactured goods for insulation and as a fire retardant.

In general, exposure may occur only when the asbestos-containing material is disturbed or damaged in some way to release particles and fibers into the air.

Three of the major health effects associated with asbestos exposure are:

  • lung cancer

  • mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that is found in the thin lining of the lung, chest and the abdomen and heart

  • asbestosis, a serious progressive, long-term, non-cancer disease of the lungs

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