Asbestos Related Illnesses

Asbestos illnesses

The risk of asbestos-related lung disease increases with the duration and degree of exposure, and also depends on the type of asbestos fibre.


Asbestos related illnesses

We have put the main types of asbestos related illnesses below, please click to find out more.


Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer almost always caused by exposure to asbestos dust. Read more »

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is most commonly associated with cigarette smoking. However it can also be caused by breathing in asbestos dust and is quite a common complication of asbestosis. Read more »


Asbestosis is fibrosis, or scarring of the lungs caused by long term or heavy exposure to asbestos. Read more »

Pleural Thickening

Pleural thickening is damage and thickening of the wall between your lung and your rib-cage. Read more »

Pleural Plaques

These are raised areas of thickened pleura, the lining of the chest wall. Read more »

Family Exposure

It is not just those who have worked with asbestos who are at risk of developing an asbestos illness but also those who have been exposed to asbestos brought home from work on the clothes of their loved ones. Read more »

Exposed but not diagnosed

If you have been exposed to asbestos in the past but have not been diagnosed with any asbestos related condition but are worried then here is a guide on what to do. Read more »