A 27-year-old member asked:

What does minor exposure to asbestos mean?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 16 years experience
No good definition.: There's no quantifiable definition for a "minor exposure" to asbestos. I'd take it to mean contact with clothing, hair or skin of another person that has come into contact with asbestos. Traditionally, the spouses and children of those who've had asbestos exposure and contact through their clothes, we say have had minor (but still significant) exposure.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Exposure: It means exposure to a small amount of asbestos, but doesn't necessarily mean asbestosis is present in the body.
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