[16.] Asbestos, asbestosis
and cancer: The Helsinki criteria for diagnosis and attribution.
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
The study subjects were divided into six groups: (1) a healthy control group that consisted of 71 healthy subjects without any known history of asbestos exposure and with normal chest X-ray examination results; (2) a group of 170 subjects occupationally exposed to asbestos for less than 10 years, but with normal chest X-ray examination results; (3) a group of 129 subjects occupationally exposed to asbestos for over 10 years, but with normal chest X-ray examination results; (4) a group of 81 subjects with PP found in their chests; (5) a group of 31 patients diagnosed with asbestosis
; and (6) a group of 15 patients diagnosed with MPM.
(1) Histologic asbestosis
(40) and parietal pleural plaques (41) were identified as present or absent according to published criteria.
FIGHTING: Robert Carmichael, whose dad's death has been linked to asbestosis
Herman Batchelor, who has launched a legal bid after being diagnosed with asbestosis
"I have suffered with breathing difficulties, which is the most common thing with asbestosis
ILLNESS Robert Bullock spent almost two decades exposed to asbestos at work and went on to develop asbestosis
The signs and symptoms of asbestosis
typically emerge decades after exposure to asbestos has occurred, usually 20 or more years.
Coroner Roger Whittaker said: "There were some concerns that the suggestion of asbestosis
had been part the problem."
Furious Arthur could not believe after six years of having been seen at the Mater Hospital as an asbestosis
patient, the Trust could change its mind.
It is told from a woman's perspective and reveals that women have contracted asbestosis
second hand from their husbands'clothing.