asbestosis


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asbestosis

inflammation of the lungs resulting from chronic inhalation of asbestos particles

asbestosis

[as‚be′stō·səs]
(medicine)
A chronic lung inflammation caused by inhalation of asbestos dust.
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Unlike some other asbestosrelated diseases, such as mesothelioma, doctors believe exposure to the substance over a long period of time is normally needed to cause asbestosis.
Concern is raised that the inclusion of "No appreciable peribronchiolar fibrosis or fibrosis confined to the bronchiolar walls" as grade 0 asbestosis means that the committee considered these as equivalent.
FIGHTING: Robert Carmichael, whose dad's death has been linked to asbestosis
000 personas de cancer de pulmon, mesotelioma y asbestosis debidos a la exposicion al amianto por motivos profesionales (23,24).
The signs and symptoms of asbestosis typically emerge decades after exposure has occurred, usually 20 or more years.
De acuerdo con el Plan Nacional para la Prevencion de la Silicosis, la Neumoconiosis y la Asbestosis del ano 2010 en Colombia, elaborado por el Ministerio de la Proteccion Social.
Despite a decrease in asbestos use, asbestosis remains an important occupational health issue because of latent onset of illness due to past exposures and the ongoing potential for new exposures.
One man who knows the importance of gaining support in securing financial compensation is pensioner Robert Bullock, of Gateshead, who spent almost two decades exposed to asbestos at work and went on to develop asbestosis.
Tell him the next time someone asks after him, you're going to tell the truth - that he has asthma, not asbestosis.
We separately evaluated 3 groups of persons who had died with pulmonary mycosis coded as either the underlying or the contributing cause of death (any mention on death certificate) during 1979-2004: 1) those with any mention of silicosis versus no mention; 2) those with any mention of asbestosis versus no mention; and 3) those with any mention of coal worker pneumoconiosis (CWP) versus no mention.
Cause of death was found after a post mortem to be bronco pneumonia due to asbestos and Teesside coroner Michael Sheffield recorded a verdict that Mrs Aldis died of asbestosis due to an industrial disease.
Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause asbestosis and other diseases (1) after a latency of 10-40 years from initial exposure to onset of illness.