There is no doubt that exposure to asbestos is dangerous. It can cause irreparable damage to a person's lungs and other vital organs, and it should be avoided when at all possible. Unfortunately, millions of people were exposed to asbestos decades years ago and may not have even been aware that they were at risk of breathing in toxic fibers.
Since then, thousands of people die every year from illnesses caused by that exposure. One such asbestos-related illness is asbestosis. This chronic lung disease can be devastating and sadly, there is no way to cure or reverse this condition. However, there are treatments available that can improve and extend a person's life and getting help sooner rather than later can be crucial.