The fact of the matter is that there are no real scientific findings as to whether there is a threshold of which exposure to asbestos poses no risk to a person of contracting mesothelioma or any other asbestos related illness. Although there has been a great deal of research over the years, there has been no conclusive evidence as a result.
However, it is widely recognised that if there was a threshold, it would be relatively insignificant, in that even low-level exposure can result in a person contracting mesothelioma or other respiratory illnesses.
When analysing what level of exposure is harmful to health, the type of asbestos must be taken into consideration. In the scientific world, it is relatively conclusive that smaller doses of blue and brown asbestos can cause significant detriment to a person’s health, whereas larger doses of white asbestos are needed to cause the same amount of harm.
It is advisable that if you think you have been exposed to asbestos, however severe the exposure may be, that you contact your local GP and arrange for an examination to detect any respiratory problems as early as possible.