Why does asbestos cause harm to humans?
Bundles of asbestos fibers become airborne when they become disturbed or damaged. This leads to tiny particles becoming airborne which are easily inhaled by those around them. Inhaled asbestos particles cannot be easily expelled by the body. These foreign and toxic asbestos particles can remain in the body for decades, and can often times cause serious illnesses, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, as well as various forms of cancer.