- Asbestosis is a disease caused by inhalation of a dust called "asbestos"...It is contagious by things like kissing someone, or inhaling the dust over time
- Asbestos is a fiber used in the construction of: roof shingles, industrial recreation, etc..
- Asbestosis does not have a cure...
Research suggests that up to 100,000 people in the United States may have died because of asbestos exposure, and the number may be even greater...Most people don't know they have asbestosis until many years of inhalation...
Asbestosis used to be a common ingredient in cigarettes...Without knowing it for years people were inhaling asbestos in their cigarettes..
Symptoms of Asbestosis
Celebs with Asbestosis
Merlin Olsen starred in football for many years with the Los Angeles Rams – he reached the Pro Football Hall of Fame – and transitioned easily into his post-playing days as a successful actor. He starred in the television series Little House on the Prairie. He also became a broadcaster with NBC, working as an analyst during National Football League games.
Steve McQueen, nicknamed The King of Cool, was well known for his anti-hero roles in "The Magnificent Seven," "Wanted: Dead or Alive," and "Sand Pebbles." By the early 1970s, he was one of America's highest-paid actors.
Terry McCann won his gold medal in wrestling at the 1960 Olympics, not long after his two years of working in an oil refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was exposed to the deadly asbestos fibers. While still preparing for the Olympics, McCann would come home every day from the refinery with a silvery dust in his hair and on his clothes, unaware it eventually would kill him.