Asbestos-related diseases

Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia. 2006;32 Suppl 2:S48-53. [Full Text]

Terra Filho M, de Freitas JB, Nery LE.

Departamento de Cardio-Pneumologia, Disciplina de Pneumologia do Instituto do Coracao do Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo – InCor-HCFMUSP, Sao Paulo (SP) Brasil.


This chapter presents a bibliographic review of asbestos-related diseases. The latest diagnostic, radiological, computed tomography and lung function aspects of benign pleural disease, asbestosis, occupational lung cancer and mesothelioma are discussed.

Keywords: Occupational diseases; Environmental exposure; Lung neoplasms; Tuberculosis, pulmonary/chemically induced; Silicosis; Silicon dioxide; Working conditions; Occupational exposure