Graphic: Asbestos and lung disease

  • by: Mark Boswell
  • Updated: April 13, 2013 - 8:37 AM

Here's a look at how tiny asbestos fibers lodge themselves in lung tissues after being inhaled, eventually leading to inflammation and scarring of the lining of the lungs. The condition may progress to mesothelioma, or cancer of the pleural lining.

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