OANA CRISTINA ARGHIR, ELENA DANTES, ERDIN BORGAZI, AGRIPINA RASCU, ADRIANA SOCACI FOCUS ON THE ASBESTOS-RELATED DISEASES IN A PULMONOLOGY DEPARTMENT Romania implemented the complete asbestos ban legislation in 2004. Like in other countries, it would be expected that asbestos-related diseases (ARD) to reaching their peak in the following years. In this study, we present the characteristics of ARD among patients admitted in the Clinical Pneumophthisiology Hospital of Constanta, Romania, during 3 years: 2015 - 2017). Previous industrial asbestos exposure in Medgidia, a town situated in Constana County, was one of the highest in Romania, but the number of ARD cases remained relatively small. This situation demands a better investigation and surveillance of all previously exposed employees based on a comprehensive occupational history and a better collaboration with the occupational health specialists.