Articles tagged with the term: asbestos exposure

  • How long does it take to develop an asbestos-related disease?

    Asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and pleural thickening, develop after being exposed to and inhaling asbestos dust and fibres. Development can take many years after initial ...
  • Can I claim for asbestos exposure?

    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 ...
  • 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...