Q: What are the dangers of asbestos?

A: Exposure to asbestos happens when airborne fibers, 1,200 times smaller than human hair, are inhaled. The fibers can become airborne from construction projects where asbestos containing products are used, or from damaged products. When these fibers are inhaled, they can cause scarring and inflammation of the lungs. Exposure also increases lung cancer risk. There is no known safe level of exposure.

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