Re: How bad is asbestos
Well of course it's a bit of a lottery. Most people who get lung cancer were smokers, however, most smokers will never develop lung cancer. Everybody has staph bacteria on their skin and in their throats, but will never go on to have any kind of staph disease. West Nile Virus is deadly to the very young and the very old, yet most will be infected and have no symptoms. It's the same with mesothelioma. Almost everyone who has it was exposed to asbestos at work. However, exposure by itself is not certainty of getting a disease.
Last edited by esker; 03-21-2013 at 07:27 AM.