Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases
Asbestos-related lung diseases are diseases that develop from exposure to asbestos fibers. Asbestos is a that, at one time, was widely used in many industries.
About Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases
Asbestos-related lung diseases are diseases caused by exposure to asbestos (as-BES-tos) fibers. Asbestos is a that, in the past, was widely used in many industries.
Asbestos is made up of tiny fibers that can escape into the air. When breathed in, these fibers can stay in your for a long time. If the fibers build up in your lungs, they can lead to:. In this condition, the around the and (the below your ) thickens and hardens. This is called the . usually causes no symptoms. Rarely, as the thickens, it can trap and compress part of the lung. This may show up as a mass on an x-ray image. . In this condition, excess fluid builds up in the . The is the area between the and the wall. (as-bes-TOE-sis). In this condition, the lung …