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    Health Topics - Asbestos

    • Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally in the environment as bundles of fibers.
    • Exposure to asbestos may increase the risk of asbestosis, other nonmalignant lung and pleural disorders, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other cancers.
    • Smokers who are also exposed to asbestos have a greatly increased risk of lung cancer.
    • Individuals who have been exposed (or suspect they have been exposed) to asbestos on the job, through the environment, or at home through a family contact should inform their physician and report any symptoms.
    • Government agencies can provide additional information on various asbestos topics.  See list to the right.

    ASbestos Examples


    Additional Resources

    National Cancer Institute - Asbestos Page
    US Environmental Protection Agency  - Asbestos Page
    NJDOH - Asbestos Page
    NJ Department of Environmental Protection

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