Asbestos- how long before pleural effusions build in lungs. Xposed 3mo ago and have chst pains. Docs say not do to xposre. Ekg, pft, cxr nrml. Any ideas?

Not related. Usually asbestos exposure results in pleural plaques. These may take years to clarify and become apparent on chest xray. A single asbestos exposure is unlikely to cause symptoms unless severe. Such exposures are uncommon today.

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