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Asbestos Diseases


Asbestosis

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by exposure to asbestos.  It is considered to be an occupational illness as most suffers are exposed to asbestos through handling it in their job or in the workplace. How common is asbestosis? Unlike other ...


Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma

Here you can read  information about Mesothelioma, a type of cancer which usually affects the lining or "pleura" of the lungs. You can learn all about the condition, who is at risk and what action you can take if you feel ...


Asbestos Cancer

Asbestos Cancer

Asbestos Cancer is a broad term used to cover the range of cancers that are caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a material that is heavily regulated today, but for most of the Twentieth Century was commonly used in ...


Pleural Thickening

Pleural Thickening

What is pleural thickening? Pleural thickening is a disease that affects the lungs. There are a number of possible reasons for pleural thickening, including injury, TB and certain prescription medications, but exposure to asbestos is a leading cause. In itself, pleural thickening ...


Secondary Asbestos Exposure

Secondary Asbestos Exposure

What is secondary asbestos exposure? Legal and medical professionals have for a long time recognised asbestos as a hazardous substance that can cause a wide range of health complaints. At first, most asbestos compensation claims were made by workers who had worked ...