Bernie Banton Foundation founding director – Professor Bruce Robinson AM with a simple explanation of asbestos related diseases.
There are many asbestos and occupational dust related conditions that one can develop following exposure to asbestos or other disease causing fibres/dust. Some conditions can develop following relatively brief exposure, and other conditions can occur following moderate to high fibre/dust exposure. Importantly, not everyone who has been exposed to disease causing fibres/dust will develop an asbestos related disease or occupational dust related disease.
If you have been exposed to, or think you may have been exposed to asbestos or harmful occupational dust tell your medical practitioner. This is important, particularly if you have a shortness of breath or a sudden onset of shortness of breath, a persistent cough, ache or swelling in the chest, stomach or groin that cannot be explained by everyday ailments.
Failure to mention your history of asbestos or other dust exposure may mean the possibility of you having contracted an asbestos related disease or occupational dust related disease is overlooked.
If you have been diagnosed with Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer | Lung Cancer (where you have been exposed to asbestos fibres) | Asbestosis | Asbestos Related Pleural Diseases (ARPD) | Black Lung (Coal Dust Pneumoconiosis) | Silicosis | Farmers’ Lung or an occupational dust related disease/illness not listed, please Contact Us via our Freecall 24/7 Support Helpline 1800 031 731 to discuss Supportive Care Options, also you may be eligible to make a common law legal claim compensation claim and/or register with, and claim through the NSW Government’s icare Dust Diseases Care or another Federal, State or Territory based statutory body.
PLEASE READ: The Bernie Banton Foundation is not accredited to provide advice, the information provided is for assistance only. The information on this website is general information and should not be relied on in specific terms for individuals. If you have an asbestos or other dust caused condition, it is important that you obtain specific advice from your specialist simply because medical information that relates to one person may be completely different for another person, despite both suffering the same condition. In all cases you should consult your medical practitioner to guide you.