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Disease Types

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which is caused by exposure to asbestos dust and fibres. It usually develops in the fluid in the lining of the lungs, but can also affect the lining of the abdomen, the peritoneum, as well as the lining of the heart, the pericardium… Read more


Asbestos Related Lung Cancer

Smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer. However, some people who develop the illness have never smoked and other factors may influence the onset of the illness… Read more


Other Asbestos Related Conditions

Your pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of your lungs and lines the inside of your chest cavity. Between the layers of the pleura is a very thin space. Normally, within that space there is a small amount of fluid which helps the two layers of the pleura glide smoothly past each other as your lungs breathe air in and out… Read more


Pneumoconiosis

Pneumoconiosis is the collective name for a small number of lung diseases which affect workers exposed to dusty environments over a long period of time, for example those employed in construction, mining, ship building, oil refineries and power generation… Read more


Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

Most of us take our hearing for granted each day but, it is a sense that is more sensitive and delicate than you may think. It can be damaged by excessive noise which causes serious hearing problems and, so, effect you on a day to day basis… Read more


Other Industrial Conditions

An occupational respiratory disease is a condition leading to the loss of full lung function which can produce disability which affects your physical performance… Read more