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What is Mesothelioma?

Posted by firstman2006 on August 12, 2006

Mesothelioma according to Mesolink.org is one of the deadliest preventable diseases known to man. Caused by breathing of asbestos particles, which become airborne as asbestos degrades. It then gets into the lungs and starts to cause havoc on the body.

Asbestos is a mineral that in the past was added to materials to Strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance. Asbestos was commonly used in many industries and shipyards for years. Dads worked in factories for 30 years, breathed it while working, then came home with it on their clothes infecting mom, who had to breath it when she did the laundry. An occasional amount of contact with asbestos is not going to cause cancer, it is when a person is continually exposed to it over an extended period(years) of time that they become seriously at risk for developing symptoms of the disease 20 to 30 years after exposure.

8 Responses to “What is Mesothelioma?”

  1. […] I have been exposed to asbestos on several occasions, but hopefully will not have any residual affects to this minor exposure. My first exposure that I am aware of, was when I was stationed in Germany in the Army, the barracks that I lived in had asbestos around the heating and cooling pipes that were located in the basement of the barracks were we had our storage rooms. The commo or communications storage room had exposed asbestos fabric, but it was not degraded so that it was floating in the air. While I was living there, I believe they actually started to renovate the barracks. Removal of the asbestos was one of the tasks that was expected to make it a costly and  lengthy project. […]

  2. John said

    Asbestos can definitely be some dangerous stuff.

  3. There are many methods to treat mesothelioma like the surgery option, the chemotherapy option and the radiation option.
    Good article, for more information about mesothelioma please visit Mesothelioma Cancer Activists

  4. asbestosmesotheliomalawyer said

    Great post! This disease is becoming more common over the recent years. Mesothelioma is certainly highly dangerous!

  5. asbestosmesotheliomalawyer said

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  6. Lissa said

    Excellent! this is useful information about mesothelioma.

  7. Newman said

    Good information. If any of the readers here think that they may have been exposed to asbestos and are developing an asbestos-related illness such as mesothelioma, you may want to search for a medical professional in your area. MesotheliomaHelp.net has a nationwide searchable resource for medical professionals who specialize in asbestos-related treatments.

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