Asbestosis is a lung disease is caused by asbestos dust, with symptoms such as shortness of breath usually appearing 10 to 20 years after exposure.
Mesothelioma is a malignant tumour caused by exposure to asbestos, maybe decades ago. Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of mesothelioma.
If you are injured or become ill due to your work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. Check your scheme for the benefits available if you make a claim.
Pleurisy occurs when the lining of the lungs become inflamed, most often due to a recent respiratory tract infection. Read about causes and treatments.
Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Learn about the causes and symptoms of, and treatments for, this serious disease.
There are a number of different types of cancer. Find out about symptoms, treatment and how cancer can change the body.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease where the lungs become damaged. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of pulmonary fibrosis.
Health risks after a cyclone or flood
Here's a list of common health risks and hazards that can strike during floods and cyclones, such as contaminated floodwater and snake bites.