Signs of Asbestos Exposure

There are multiple diseases which might occur after one was exposed to asbestos, from non-malignant conditions such as pulmonary fibrosis or diffuse pleural thickening to mesothelioma or lung cancer. Consequently, the signs associated with asbestos exposure are different for each individual and range in severity depending on their underlying cause. Nevertheless, despite their broad variety, asbestos-related diseases share a series of general characteristics, as follows:

While asbestos exposure is not immediately followed by symptoms, as toxic fibers cause damage to internal tissues gradually, there have been several cases in which people noticed a rash shortly after having been in direct contact with asbestos. Other skin-related symptoms of asbestos exposure are itching and light-blue warts, which may form when fibers are trapped under the skin. However, the majority of people will not experience any symptoms right after asbestos exposure.

What Are the Most Common Signs of Asbestos Exposure?

Although the symptoms of diseases resulting from asbestos exposure can be considerably different, depending on the condition in question, there are some which occur with most of them. Here are ten of the most common signs a person with a history of asbestos exposure might experience when a diseases has already developed:

If you notice one or more of the above symptoms in you or a loved one, we strongly advise you to seek medical attention immediately. Timely detection is vital when it comes to asbestos-related diseases, as it will allow you to receive the treatment you need without further delay. Treatment is substantially more effective when your condition is diagnosed while it is still in the early phases. Please feel free to contact us at 760-208-4196 or by filing out the form on our Contact page and we will promptly direct you to appropriate resources or help you find a specialist in your area. You can also read more about asbestos-related diseases and their specific symptoms on the following pages of our website: