Asbestos exposure is accountable for the death of over 12,000 people in the U.S. every year
Asbestos-related diseases have a low prevalence even among people who have been regularly exposed to high levels of airborne fibers. Nevertheless, numerous medical studies suggest that the risk of becoming ill increases with the dose and duration of exposure. Thereby, if you were exposed to asbestos in the workplace, your chances of developing a serious disease in the future are considerable. Between 2 and 10 per cent of people with a history of heavy asbestos exposure will develop pleural mesothelioma. However, non-malignant diseases such as asbestosis are more common than lung cancer or mesothelioma.
Because the symptoms of this condition are very similar to those of more common respiratory diseases, asbestosis cases might be severely underreported.
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