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Glossary for Chemical poisoning -- Asbestos

  • Asbestos poisoning: A general term which refers to any adverse health effect caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos poisoning can occur when asbestos fibres are inhaled or ingested. The effects of asbestos poisoning (asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer etc) can take as long as forty years to occur.
  • Asbestosis: Lung condition from asbestos exposure
  • Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
  • Chemical-related conditions: Medical conditions related to chemicals and toxin exposures.
  • Finger clubbing: The proliferation of soft tissue around the ends of fingers and toes
  • Larynx Cancer: Cancer of the voice box or nearby areas.
  • Lung cancer: Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth may lead to metastasis, which is the invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond the lungs. Most lung tumors are malignant.
  • Mesothelioma: Type of lung cancer associated with asbestos.
  • Ovarian Cancer: Cancer of the ovaries.
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Work-related conditions: Medical conditions related to a person's work or occupation, such as workplace chemical exposures.


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