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| ||Health Direct Australia |
Inhaling asbestos can cause scarring in the lungs and in the pleural membrane (lining) that surrounds the lungs. People with asbestosis have difficulty breathing, often have a cough and, in severe cases, have an enlarged heart.
| ||Mesothelioma Center |
Offers the most comprehensive and current information on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. Site designed for North American user however offering relevant material to all Australians looking for additional information on Mesothelioma.
| ||PubMed; Asbestosis |
Breathing in asbestos fibers can cause scar tissue (fibrosis) to form inside the lung. Scarred lung tissue does not expand and contract normally.How severe the disease is depends on how long the person was exposed to asbestos and the amount he or she breathed in. Often, people do not notice symptoms for 20 years or more after the asbestos exposure.
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