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Asbestos-Related Disease – Mesothelioma

People who had contact with asbestos in the work place have developed Mesothelioma as well as lung cancer or asbestosis. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the mesothelium part of the lungs. Asbestos was a popular building material as it is extremely fire resistant and repelled chemicals and electricity. It was used in many products in the building industry including insulation and drywall. It was also found in pipe covers and certain types of clothing. By the 1920s medical experts began noticing that breathing the product caused lung ailments. Most companies ignored medical warnings and its use was continued. In the 1970s there was a shift and regulations were put on the product. By the early 1980s asbestos was being regulated by the government and banned in certain cases.

Breathing asbestos fibers is the only known cause of malignant mesothelioma lung cancer. This can happen long after exposure to the substance – even a small amount. It can take decades for the cancer to develop.

If you are a loved one was exposed to asbestos you are advised to consult a medical professional and seek legal help.

See article – When will the Class Action on Mesothelioma be Resolved?

 

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