Can Asbestos Exposure Cause Nosebleeds?

There is no scientific evidence suggesting that asbestos exposure causes nosebleeds.

Although many asbestos-exposed workers report anecdotal experiences of increased nosebleeds that they may suspect are related to their exposure, this symptom is more likely attributable to exposure to workplace chemicals or irritants other than or in addition to asbestos. [1] [2]

The Veteran’s Administration (VA) and Worker’s Compensation Boards have made decisions in line with the scientific community, and denied compensation claims from veterans or workers seeking to argue that their nosebleeds are attributable to asbestos exposure during the course of work or duty. [3] [4]

Although not responsible for nosebleeds, asbestos exposure is known to cause lung irritation and scarring that may eventually lead to asbestosis or cancer.

[1] https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/1993-1133-2425.pdf
[2] https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5044398
[3] https://www.va.gov/vetapp00/files1/0002142.txt
[4] https://www.dol.gov/ecab/decisions/2005/Oct/05-1543.htm