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Diagnosis of asbestosis

Prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to a condition called asbestosis. This occurs when asbestos fibers irritate the lungs, forming scar tissue. Scarred lung tissue is stiffer and does not expand as well as healthy tissue. This makes breathing more difficult....

How can mesothelioma affect your life?

Prolonged and consistent exposure to harmful carcinogens can trigger the development of mesothelioma. If you begin to exhibit symptoms of this illness, you need to seek immediate medical attention. At the time of your diagnosis, you could face uncertainty about your...

Categorizing types of asbestos

The word "asbestos" can apply to several different minerals that have similar properties. All can cause cancer and other respiratory illnesses if inhaled. According to Asbestos.com, there are at least six different types of asbestos classified into one of two mineral...