7 Non-Cancerous Diseases Related to Asbestos Exposure

1. Asbestosis

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Asbestosis is a non cancerous but severe lung condition that causes dangerous scarring and inflammation to the organ tissue. Because of asbestos contamination, which can be life-threatening, the lungs are unable to properly expand and relax which causes symptoms that include shortness of breath and chest tightness. It is a severe form of interstitial lung disease that caused approximately 1,400 deaths in the U.S. between 2000 and 2007.

Read more about 11 asbestos-related diseases here.

Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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