Flu symptoms don't show up immediately after exposure to the virus. You may feel fine for several days before headaches, fever and body aches appear. Imagine incubating a serious health condition for 10 years or several decades -- that's what Pittsburgh victims of some asbestos-related diseases experience.
Asbestos fiber inhalation has been connected to several lung diseases including asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. Patients also may be diagnosed with conditions like pleural plaque and effusions, affecting the membranous covering of the lungs and thoracic cavity.