A lung disease resulting from the inhalation of asbestos particles, marked by severe fibrosis and a high risk of mesothelioma (cancer of the pleura).
- This issue has been addressed comprehensively by two of us in a study of asbestosis and lung cancer.
- They get deadly diseases like black lung, asbestosis, or more insidious poisonings.
- Only the more severe grades of asbestosis are detectable by gross examination.
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