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Asbestos-related Diseases

What is obliterative bronchiolitis?

Missouri workers like you know that working with asbestos is dangerous. Unfortunately, there are still some industries in the state that use asbestos. Also, many older buildings used asbestos in the construction. This means you may face exposure without even knowing...

What is a bronchoscopy?

Bronchoscopy is a procedure used to diagnose severe lung diseases, such as those related to asbestos. A bronchoscope is a thin tube with a small camera and a light attached. Your doctor inserts it into your throat and down into the airways of your lungs. This allows...

Why does asbestos cause disease?

You may have heard about the serious health problems workers suffer after contact with asbestos. However, you might not understand why asbestos causes disease in the first place. A major issue with asbestos is that workers cannot see it to avoid exposure. Since...