Exposure to asbestos can be deadly. The fibers, when breathed in, can do irreparable damage to a person's lungs and other organs. Sadly, the symptoms of the illnesses that are caused by asbestos exposure can take decades to start showing up. By the time a person is diagnosed, it may seem impossible to trace back to what the source of the exposure might be.
One strong possibility is that a person was exposed to asbestos by using or regularly working with products that contained asbestos. People might be surprised with the number of products that contain asbestos.