I was in the navy for 4 years from 1971 to 1975 and my job was to wear the asbestos hot suit for crash helicopters. I wore the full asbestos suit which consist of body suit, gloves and helmet. Since that time I have a severe case of sleep apnea and trouble with shortness of breath. My qiestion is can the asbestos of the asbestos suit have a correlation with sleep apnea. If so, where can I find documentation to support that...............
No. The asbestos in the "asbestos suit" is/was completely encapsulated and could not have caused health effects. Also, there is no relationship that I aware of between asbestos exposure and obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a very common disorder risk factors include: obesity, crowded posterior airway, neck circumference over 17 inches, and smoking.
~ Dr. Parks
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