Asbestosis - Wikipedia
Asbestosis is long term inflammation and scarring of the lungs due to asbestos fibres. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, and chest tightness. Complications may include lung cancer, mesothelioma, and pulmonary heart disease.. Asbestosis is caused by breathing in asbestos fibers. Generally it requires a relatively large exposure over a long period of time.