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SPECIFIC AGENTS

A fi ne, sharp and hard fi brous dust of respirable dust size which can become lodged in the lungs, causing damage to the lining of the lungs over a period of many years. Asbestos is a possible chronic health risk. It can lead to one of the following diseases:

■ asbestosis or fi brosis (scarring) of the lungs

■ lung cancer

■ mesothelioma – cancer of the lining of the lung.