What to do if talcum powder is inhaled (with asbestos) and how dangerous is it?

What to do if talcum powder is inhaled (with asbestos) and how dangerous is it?

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answers (2)

Answer 1
January, 2021

If, after contact with asbestos, a person gets off only with silicosis, then this is half the trouble ... Very often people after prolonged contact with asbestos get mesothelioma (pleural cancer), and mesothelioma is a type of oncology that is very difficult to treat ...

Answer 2
January, 2021

Miners have a disease - silicosis. Considering that talc is a magnesium silicate (like asbestos), they are insoluble in water. So, most likely, they will remain in the lungs until the end of their work. Most likely, the volume will decrease, there will be a prolonged cough, symptoms similar to pneumonia. Everything, of course, depends on the quantity.

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