Some Important Aspects About Asbestos Exposure Diseases

Some Important Aspects About Asbestos Exposure Diseases


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Some Important Aspects About Asbestos Exposure Diseases

Asbestos cause mesothelioma (Mesothelioma is a malignant (cancerous) disease of lung) and we all are aware of this fact. However, asbestos can also cause various non-malignant disease of lung (usually pleura of lung), such as pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, benign asbestos pleural effusion, rounded atelectasis, asbestosis etc., Some Important Aspects About Asbestos Exposure Diseases

Pleura of lungs seem to be more sensitive to asbestos fibers and therefore get affected more by asbestos dust. Asbestos related nonmalignant pleural diseases can appear at much lower doses of asbestos fibers, than other parts of lung.

Pleural plaques are the most common nonmalignant ailment of pleura due to exposure to asbestos fibers. As much as 58% of workers exposed to asbestos fibers (occupational exposure) can get pleural plaques, whereas in the general population exposed to environmental asbestos fibers, the affected percentage is 0.53% to 8%. It may take 20 years to 40 years after first exposure to asbestos fibers. Commonly it usually takes 30 years after first exposure to asbestos. Diffuse pleural thickening can cover the entire lung or it may affect a lobe of lung. Asbestosis is chronic lung disease, which occurs due to exposure to asbestos fiber. Asbestosis occurs due to scarring of lung tissue. Asbestosis usually takes 15 years to develop after exposure to asbestos fiber for the first time (initial exposure).

Mesothelioma is a serious and fatal lung carcinoma and only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Once diagnosed, mesothelioma kills in short time. There is no effective and satisfactory treatment currently available for mesothelioma. People exposed to asbestos due to profession are usually the victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos related ailments. If you are a victim of asbestos exposure (malignant disease mesothelioma or non-malignant disease of lung such as pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, asbestosis, benign asbestos pleural effusion, rounded atelectasis) and want to get compensated get benefit of Asbestos Victim Advice and make your chance of getting compensation better.

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