Journey of an Asbestos Fiber Part 2: Inhalation & Ingestion
28
January

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , /


Working around asbestos daily gave workers
many opportunities to inhale or ingest the mineral’s microscopic fibers. These fibers
are so small that they are easily inhaled into the lungs or swallowed into the digestive
system. Inhalation is far more common than ingestion, which leads to more cases of lung
disease.


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