asbestosis asbestosis  /ˌæs ˌbɛ ˈstoʊ səs/


  • (n) lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles


  1. His big break came when a shipyard worker approached him for help getting treatment for a lung disease that turned out to be asbestosis.
  2. Savall, 65, got asbestosis not by working in the asbestos factory he was a school principal but merely by exposure to the dust clouds that swept across the town.
  3. Combet won the admiration of Labor's grassroots for his role in the 1998 docks dispute and in winning compensation for asbestosis sufferers from multinational James Hardie.


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  1. In response to Mr Hepburn's question, Mr Brown said: "I am grateful to my honourable friend for raising the House of Lords judgement, which now has to be answered. Asbestosis and mesothelioma are terrible diseases, and all of us who have seen the...
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Shields Gazette

  2. "It's ugly politics from Tony Abbott," Mr Swan told Nine. "It's just not good enough. Bernie Banton is a legend, Bernie Banton has received the Order of Australia for his activities on behalf of the victims of asbestosis. The most...
    on Oct 30, 2007 By: Wayne Swan Source: The Age

  3. "The victims of James Hardie deserve to have their compensation and their money and I cannot see that Peter Costello could look (asbestosis sufferer and campaigner) Bernie Banton in the eye and say: 'I will refuse to enable the funds to achieve...
    on Dec 15, 2005 By: Morris Iemma Source: The Age

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