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Have COPD and WW2 vet. Exposed to asbestos, fluid in lungs. How bad is my COPD?

hello I have severe /severe copd /also a ww2 vet. on navy ships for 14yrs exposed to asbesto everyday i have fluid on my lungs also i was a laundryman forman on ship laundering conaminated work clothes exposed to asbesto also i am a MERCHANT MARINE VET TOO.HOW BAD IS MY COPD THANK YOU. MYB EMAIL YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Smoking history (COPD) and asbestos exposure are not good combination. Asbestos exposure takes about 30+ yrs to have its effect on the lung. Asbestos give rise to many lung conditions including fluid in the lung. it can cause thickening of the lung lining, cause scarring of the lung which is called fibrosis and sometime it also can cause lung cancer/mesothelioma. It is better for you to be seen by a chest physician through your local GP to undergo investigation with regard to your asbestos related lung problem. You are also entitled to compensation if you live in the western countries from the government or the company you had worked when you got exposed to asbestos.
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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