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“We have an incredible amount of data on this.
This is the kind of research that is needed in order to understand the effects of asbestos in the general population.
There is no doubt about that.”
While asbestos is a common and widely used material in buildings, its use in other materials, such as paint and vinyl siding, is relatively new.
While the vast majority of asbestos-related deaths in the United States occur among the elderly, the risk of developing lung cancer in people who are young is much higher, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
In some instances, asbestos-induced cancers may be more severe in people with pre-existing lung diseases, according, according the National Cancer Institute.
According to the NIOSH, asbestos is one of the most toxic of all known materials.
In addition to its carcinogenic properties, asbestos contains many toxic chemicals that may increase the risk for lung, heart, and kidney cancer.
Researchers have also found asbestos-derived fibers can contain toxins, including lead, arsenic, and cadmium, and they are also known to be toxic to skin and eyes.
“The study showed that asbestos shingles siding siding is one component of the overall asbestos risk,” said Whela, who was not involved in the study.
“The fact that shingled siding shingle siding and asbestos siding have different health effects compared to the other materials in the same class makes it important to study all possible combinations of the two materials.”
“I think that is a big finding,” said Dr. Michael H. Grewal, a professor of radiology at the University of California, San Francisco, who has studied asbestos exposure in the elderly.
“I am very interested to see how much more we learn about asbestos and asbestos related cancers.
I am a big fan of asbestos because it is such a cheap, relatively durable material that you can put in very old people’s homes.”
Grewal is the director of the Radiological Protection Lab at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
He said the findings are not a definitive assessment of the asbestos risk.
“It is a bit of a mixed bag,” he said.
“For example, I would not say that there is any definite relationship between asbestos exposure and cancer, because the amount of asbestos and the amount that is actually absorbed in the body is very variable.”
“We do not know how much of the exposure is coming from exposure to the asbestos and how much is coming as an outcome of exposure to other chemicals,” he continued.
“There is a lot more that we need to know before we can draw definitive conclusions.”
For those with chronic diseases, asbestos may pose a risk of cancer.
“This is probably the most common type of cancer in the developed world, and it’s one of many cancers that are linked to asbestos exposure,” said Grewel.
“So, the most likely explanation is that the risk is due to asbestos.”
“It is very important to understand how asbestos can be harmful to people,” he added.
“Because there is a huge amount of research to understand that.”