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What are the signs and symptoms of asbestosis?

6th Aug 21 8:30 AM

Asbestosis is defined as a diffuse pulmonary fibrosis caused by the inhalation of an excessive amount of asbestos. Asbestosis is a non-cancerous form of pulmonary fibrosis where the lung tissue becomes thickened and stiff over a period of time, due to permanent scarring of the alveoli (air sacs which supply...

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What is asbestos exposure?

2nd Aug 21 10:00 AM

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 which has had regular industrial use in the United Kingdom and around the world. Throughout the 20th century, hundreds of thousands of skilled...

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Can I claim for asbestos exposure?

26th Jul 21 8:00 AM

Asbestos – a naturally occurring fibrous mineral – was used extensively in industry and construction throughout the 20th century across the United Kingdom until it was banned in 1999. Exposure to asbestos puts you at more risk of developing an asbestos-related disease later in life. Anyone exposed to asbestos at...

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What are the symptoms of pleural thickening?

5th Jul 21 10:00 AM

Pleural thickening is an asbestos-related disease that can occur as a result of exposure to asbestos over an extended period of time. In the majority of cases, pleural thickening has little or no impact on a person’s life span. The disease usually progresses slowly and in many cases remains stable,...

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What are pleural plaques?

4th Jul 21 8:30 AM

Pleural plaques are caused by exposure to asbestos – a naturally occurring mineral used widely in industry and construction throughout the mid-20th century – but do not develop until 10-50 years after exposure. Pleural plaques are areas of localised scarring or calcification found on the pleura – the lining of...

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