Definition of Asbestosis

Asbestosis: A condition featuring scarring of the lungs caused by inhaled asbestos fibers. Asbestosis is irreversible.

Asbestosis can also lead to lung cancer or to mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining on the surface of the lung.


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