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Mesothelioma And Asbestos

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lungs associated with exposure to asbestos. In addition to the lungs, it can effect the lining of the abdominal cavity or the pericardium surrounding the heart.  Mesothelioma is uncommon in the general population with the exception of workers exposed to asbestos.

mesothelioma and asbestosMesothelioma gets its name from the mesothelium sac where the cancerous sells can be found.  The cancer is a malignant disease that gets its start from inhaled microscopic asbestos fibers.

Most of those diagnosed with Mesothelioma worked at jobs where they were exposed to asbestos fibers or asbestos dust.  Asbestos used to be a component of home insulation, brake shoes and some cement compounds.  Workers installing, or renovating homes containing asbestos insulation or asbestos cement and people coming in contact with clothing or equipment covered in asbestos dust were at risk of contracting Mesothelioma.

Today, asbestos has been banned in products that might lend themselves to asbestos fiber or dust exposure.

 

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