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Is there any connection between asbestos and emphysema?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, if a smoker

Asbestos exposure can cause a lung scarring condition called "asbestosis, " which is different from emphysema.
But, many times, those who have been exposed to asbestos have also smoked, and so they can end up getting emphysema. But, the two are not necessarily connected.

In brief: Yes, if a smoker

Asbestos exposure can cause a lung scarring condition called "asbestosis, " which is different from emphysema.
But, many times, those who have been exposed to asbestos have also smoked, and so they can end up getting emphysema. But, the two are not necessarily connected.
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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not known

Asbestos is a natural fiber found in few places in the world.
It is well known due its repellant properties agains fire & hot temperature. It was used in cloth, construction & ships. Still use on car brake system. It causes asbestosis a fibrotic condition of the lungs & mesothelial carcinoma acancer on the pleura.

In brief: Not known

Asbestos is a natural fiber found in few places in the world.
It is well known due its repellant properties agains fire & hot temperature. It was used in cloth, construction & ships. Still use on car brake system. It causes asbestosis a fibrotic condition of the lungs & mesothelial carcinoma acancer on the pleura.
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