Asbestos Causes Mesothelioma

Asbestos is the major cause of mesothelioma (Cancer of the Lung Lining) in the United States. Asbestos is a mineral that occurs as a long thin fiber in the environment. Until the 1980’s, when it was banned due to its health dangers, it had been used in many industrial and insulation materials as a fire retardant. Some of the jobs in which people have been exposed to asbestos directly or indirectly are those that involve factory work, demolition, insulation, shipbuilding, carpentry, installation of brake linings in vehicles, and many others.

Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, & Lung Cancer

Asbestos is a serious health risk. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that attacks the lining of various organs and areas of the body, including the lungs (lung cancer), abdomen and heart. It is often called Asbestos Cancer because asbestos exposure is the overwhelming cause of mesothelioma in the United States. Although doctors and scientists are currently studying many experimental treatment options, there is no proven cure for mesothelioma. Between 1940 and 1980, and estimated 27 million American workers had an occupational exposure to asbestos that could affect their health, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Asbestos has largely been banned in America, though some products containing asbestos have failed to be blocked from sale by current legislation. Therefore, there continues to be a risk of exposure to asbestos.

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