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ASBESTOSIS

Asbestosis is a serious, progressive, long-term disease of the lungs. Asbestosis is not a cancer. Inhaling asbestos fibers that irritate and inflame lung tissues, causing the lung tissues to scar, causes asbestosis. The scarring makes it hard to breathe and difficult for oxygen and carbon dioxide to pass through the lungs. Asbestosis generally progresses slowly. The latency period for the onset of asbestosis is typically 10-20 years after the initial exposure. The disease can vary from asymptomatic (no symptoms) to disabling and potentially fatal.

Most cases of asbestosis or lung cancer in workers occurred 15 years or more after the person was first exposed to asbestos. Health effects from asbestos exposure may continue to progress even after exposure is stopped.

Source: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/toxsubstance.asp?toxid=4

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