Articles tagged with the term: asbestos exposure

  • What is asbestos exposure?

    Disturbing or damaging asbestos and asbestos-containing materials releases microscopic fibres. If inhaled, these fibres can cause serious lung diseases later in life. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral whi...
  • Why is asbestos dangerous?

    When asbestos is damaged or disturbed, microscopic fibres are released into the air. If these fibres are inhaled, they can cause serious damage to the lungs and life-changing diseases. Asbestos is a n...
  • How does asbestosis develop?

    Asbestosis is a type of pulmonary fibrosis that typically develops after several years of prolonged and high exposure to asbestos dust and fibres, usually 5 years or more. Inhaled asbestos fibres dama...
  • What do I tell my GP if I am worried about asbestos exposure?

    Whilst your GP will always be willing to note your exposure to asbestos, this information will not be of particular concern unless you are also displaying symptoms associated with asbestos related con...
  • Asbestos In The Workplace

    Contracting an asbestos related disease can catch many people unaware as they are unsure of the symptoms which can take decades to develop....