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how likely is it to get an asbestos disease

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Asbestos: Screening with for asbestos related disease should happen at least once for those exposed - this includes a good physical exam and exposure history, a ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Asbestos disease: The popcorn ceilings are not asbestos.Asbestos was used for insulation, mostly in factories and ships. Pts that end up with diseases related to exposu ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Pulmonary osteoarth: Yes if you also have COPD But may also be from drinking too much. Send pictures of hands.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Do you know if there is asbestos in the popcorn ceiling? There may not be any. Even if there is asbestos, it is not harmful unless it gets airborne. I ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience Pulmonology
Asbestos: asbestos fibers are small and many workers are not that careful about wearing the protective equipment properly and 100% of the time while they are ex ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
No: If you are asymptomatic, I know of no test to determine degree of asbestos inhalation.
A male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
No: As a doctor who monitors workers who routinely work around asbestos, you and your family's exposure really does not carry significant risk. In the fu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Shahzeidi
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Exposure to asbestos: Exposure to asbestos could cause deposition of plaques of asbestos on the diaphragm and in the lung which called asbestosis. This cause lunf fibrosis ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
First, there is no: safe level of exposure. The biggest problem is breathing asbestos fibers into your lungs; even a few can cause damage or lead to mesothelioma/cancer. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience Pulmonology
Asbestos: asbestosis is fairly common in people who have sufficient exposure. Mesothelioma is very rare and takes about 50 years from the exposure to the onset ... Read More
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