Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by the retention of asbestos fibers in the lungs after prolonged exposure to asbestos. Similar to other asbestos-related diseases, asbestosis manifests many years after initial asbestos exposure. Symptoms of asbestosis include shortness of breath and reduced lung function. Individuals with asbestosis are also at risk for developing mesothelioma. 

 Occupations with a High Risk of Asbestos Exposure:

  • Asbestos Mining and Manufacturing
  • Pipefitters
  • Construction Workers
  • Demolition Workers
  • Mechanics
  • Shipbuilders/Shipyard Workers
  • Boiler Workers
  • Refinery Workers
  • Electricians
  • Bricklayers
  • Power Plant Workers
  • Foundry Workers
  • Insulators
  • Industrial Workers