The tissue that surrounds the lungs is called the pleura. Asbestos fibres when inhaled into the lungs irritate the lining and can cause sections of the pleura to thicken and harden, creating plaques. These plaques can be identified on x-rays and scans.
The plaques may calcify over time but in general do not cause any symptoms or long term health problems. They are however an important indicator of past exposure to asbestos dust.
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