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Posted by carl on July 22nd, 2002 11:01 PM
In reply to Ron I do not know, but I have heard its an accumulative thing by Moderator, Steve on July 22nd, 2002 04:18 PM [Go to top of thread]

Asbestos, (as-best-as) I know: the tiny microscopic
fibers that become airborne are sharp and sickle
shaped. They get lodged and hooked in the lung
tissue and yes they stay there. The lungs,
recognizing an invading substance, makes a
protective coating around the fiber, which forms
eventual scar tissue, then a specific kind of
deadly cancer. Will one exposure mean cancer?
I don't think anyone can answer. Also, concete
dust from cutting is bad news--it also stays
trapped in the lungs and can wreak havoc. Don't
stop living or working out of fear though. Use
protection (I'm no expert on this end), proceed
accordingly, and get the job done.

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