Asbestos-Related Disease

Patti Kratzke, Robert A Kratzke

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Asbestos exposure results in a spectrum of respiratory diseases. Both mesothelioma and lung cancer are directly associated with exposure to asbestos usually after a long latency period, whereas other noncancerous diseases such as asbestosis result in crippling debility. Nonetheless, asbestos has proven to be a useful and valued mineral for thousands of years. In this review, the history, diagnosis, and societal costs of asbestos use are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Radiology Nursing
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018


  • Asbestos
  • Asbestosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma


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