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Default How does asbestos causes mesothelioma? - 01-04-2009, 12:06 AM

I work in an automotive shop as a tire technician part time to put myself through school. How much risk do I face for developing a lung disorder? I don't personally service brakes; I only replace tires. This does expose me to some dust when I remove the wheel from the car or truck, although I try to avoid breathing it in.Also, are macrophages and other leukocytes unable to carry out phagocytosis on asbestos fibers?
   
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Default 01-05-2009, 11:59 AM

Ok, unless they are organic brakes, you will always have the chance of getting some diseases, I worked in a auto repair shop a long time, what did I get, well for starters, Asthma a lung disorder, A skin disorder, all from brake dust, brake fluid, carburetor spray, throttle-body spray, c02 carbon monoxide, Gas odors.
   
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Default 02-02-2009, 10:17 PM

Those tiny microfibers attach to the linings of the aveoli. They lose their elasticity. The white blood cells attack the damage portions of the cell (aveoli). Snowballing effect takes place, until the body begins an all out fight (defense) against the attacking foreign object(s).
   
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Default Asbestos causes mesothelioma - 10-07-2011, 06:18 AM

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is able to be shattered into long, thin fibers. It is the force and heat of long centuries deep underground that produces this.
   
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