Articles tagged with the term: Asbestos

  • What are the symptoms of mesothelioma?

    Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer caused in the vast majority of cases by exposure to asbestos dust and fibres. There are 2 main types of mesothelioma; pleural and peritoneal. Pleural mesothelioma a...
  • What are the signs and symptoms of asbestosis?

    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 become...
  • 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...
  • 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 are the symptoms of pleural thickening?

    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 impa...