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I have a history of exposure to fiberglass and asbestos at my work, can I have copd?
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Asbestosis
Asbestos exposure can cause changes similar to COPD and worse.
In that case, it is called asbestosis.

In brief: Asbestosis
Asbestos exposure can cause changes similar to COPD and worse.
In that case, it is called asbestosis.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably not
Asbestos typically causes, pleural plaques, mesothelioma and other lung cancers.
Usually COPD is not a manifestation of asbestos exposure. COPD is associated with smoking however.

In brief: Probably not
Asbestos typically causes, pleural plaques, mesothelioma and other lung cancers.
Usually COPD is not a manifestation of asbestos exposure. COPD is associated with smoking however.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Yes
Yes, get yourself checked! smoking is the usual cause for copd, and you are quite young to have COPD but occupational exposures can also do it.
Good luck!

In brief: Yes
Yes, get yourself checked! smoking is the usual cause for copd, and you are quite young to have COPD but occupational exposures can also do it.
Good luck!
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