We are taking the threat of COVID-19 very seriously. Click here to find out what our firm is doing.
Free Injury ConsultationCall for family law consultation rates
(800) 811-9495(919) 661-9000Español
Español Tap to Call(800) 811-9495

Are asbestos dangerous?

Asbestos is generally not harmful in its natural state. In production, asbestos was typically reduced to a “friable” state – small, brittle fibers. Fine asbestos dust is a by-product of friable asbestos. Inhaled microscopic fibers remain in the body forever and are impossible to remove. It damages lung tissue when inhaled during consistent, long-term exposure, causing “asbestosis,” progressively limiting lung capacity and function. In extreme cases, it can cause mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer that is most often fatal. Symptoms generally do not appear for 10 to 30 years after the exposure.

About the Author


Awards & Memberships