Pleural Effusion

Over the last few decades, research into asbestos has shown us just how insidious and dangerous it can be. Asbestos has destroyed families, and adversely affected the lives of many people. When people think of asbestos related illnesses, pleural effusion…

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Asbestos and Pleural Thickening

Pleural thickening can occur as a result of being exposed to asbestos over an extended period of time. Its symptoms and occurrence (can be both) is benign (and malignant), (so) but it is vital that you are aware of Pleural…

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Pleural Plaques

The Facts Pleural plaques are described as discrete localised areas of fibrosis which can be found in the lining of the inner chest wall and are caused by exposure to asbestos. Often referred to as ‘lung scarring’ and ‘thickening of…

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Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer associated to asbestos exposure which develops mainly in the lining of the lungs [pleural mesothelioma] and less commonly in the lining of the tummy [peritoneal mesothelioma]. In extremely rare cases it can be found within…

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Helping You Breathe Easy

THE Scottish Asbestos Helpline offer FREE no obligation help and support on a range of asbestos related health issues to those who have worked with or around asbestos materials and believe their health could be affected. Our expertise is in…

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LATEST NEWS – MAY 2017

LATEST NEWS – MAY 2017

The Scottish Asbestos Helpline attended and supported a fund raising charity dinner on 12th May 2017, which raised £35,000 in support of asbestos victims and their families

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