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To get mesothelioma from asbestos how much does one have to…

to get mesothelioma from asbestos...
to get mesothelioma from asbestos how much does one have to exposed to it? can you get it from asbestos siding outside the house? how about asbestos tiles on the floor? or paper/asbestos pipe insulation on pipes in the basement?
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How much were you exposed?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
don't know spend quite a few hours in basement etc...

It needs to be repeated exposure over time

day in and day out over many years in the vast majority of cases

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I read that even one exposure can give you lung damage, even one fiber is no good. Is there any study supporting this? can even moderate amount in the form of work on your house be a problem? trouble is you can not see it or smell it. Its the ultimate unknown.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it is currently on basement pipes and looking to buy another home with asbestos shingles.

You can have damage from it

pleural fibrosis

but not mesothelioma

that usually takes more exposure

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is pleural fibrosis curable? what are the symptoms?

No it is not

shortness of breath and cough would be the only symptoms

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
ok thanks

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