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  • Asbestos Awareness Week – Dangerous Liaisons

    November 2016

    Master Builders director Michael McLean chatted with respiratory medicine expert and clinical professor of population health Professor Bill Musk to gain a better understanding of asbestos-related diseases.

    Exposure to asbestos is now an established cause of a number of serious diseases. They include asbestosis (inflammation and scarring of the tissues of the lung), lung cancer (especially in smokers), malignant mesothelioma (cancer of the tissues that line the chest and the abdominal cavities), thickening of the pleural tissue around the lungs, which prevents the lung from expanding when a person breathes in, and other less common diseases.

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