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What causes asbestos-related lung cancer?

22nd Mar 19 8:15 AM

Lung cancer is predominantly thought to be caused by smoking. Asbestos, which was commonly used in many industrial and household products is also known to be a cause for the development of lung cancer. When a person inhales asbestos fibres, some of those fibres can get lodged in lung tissue...

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What are the symptoms of pleural plaques?

20th Mar 19 7:50 AM

Pleural plaques are the most common sign of past exposure to asbestos. They are areas of slight fibrous thickening on the pleura – the lining of the lungs and rib cage. The disease usually develops 20 to 30 years after exposure to, and the inhalation of, asbestos dust and fibres....

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Who is at risk of developing mesothelioma? – Infographic

19th Mar 19 10:30 AM

Mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos dust and fibres, results in more than 2,500 deaths each year in the UK. Asbestos was used widely across the UK in industrial and domestic building materials, until a full ban was introduced in 1999. Those who worked in...

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Mesothelioma cases rise among teachers and hospital staff

18th Mar 19 11:50 AM

Cases of mesothelioma are increasingly being found among professionals such as teachers, doctors and hospital staff. Mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos dust and fibres, results in more than 2,500 deaths each year in the UK. Asbestos was used widely across the UK in industrial...

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Can former Richborough Power Station workers help a family devastated by asbestos?

11th Mar 19 12:06 PM

A grieving family is appealing for help from former Richborough Power Station workers after their father died from a crippling lung disease caused by past exposure to asbestos dust and fibres. Eric Atkins died in September of last year (2018) from pneumonia caused by asbestosis. The cruel lung disease affects...

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