Asbestos exposure and Mesothelioma Cancer

Exposure to asbestos particles is one of the main causes of mesothelioma cancer. Also known as asbestos cancer. As a natural mineral with a lot of useful commercial benefits. Asbestos is easily found in the pipe, insulation, building materials and many other products.

Through the use of commercial free from these ingredients, most people in the United States and other industrial countries have been or will be exposed to airborne particle pollution easily in their work or in their home environment. This exposure can create a significant health hazard.

Commercial Applications



More than 700,000 schools and buildings in the United States currently contain asbestos insulation as reported by the U.S. environmental protection agency. Exposure to asbestos has not stopped until there, but asbestos is often found in shipyards, manufacturing facilities, railroad facilities and construction sites.

Blue collar workers (labor) are at the highest risk for exposed mesothelioma due to exposure in his work. They usually work in the factory aluminum, oil refineries, chemical plants, mines, factories, shipyards, where construction and railroads.

Employees in a closed room with air masks are also still very vulnerable exposed. Jobs are at risk at most affected are miners, factory workers, railway workers, shipbuilding and construction workers-especially those who install equipment containing asbestos insulation. Sometimes family members of workers also receive residual exposure to asbestos dust and fibers that are carried home on the clothes of workers and also be at risk of contracting mesothelioma.

There are six types of asbestos: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite. Six types of these minerals are divided into two classifications i.e. serpentin and Amphi. Chrysotile is the only mineral in the serpentine classification. As it known carcinogen asbestos class can cause mesothelioma.

Chrysotile asbestos is a mineral that is most commonly used in the United States and known for his curly fibers that can be easily woven into fabric. The application of drywall compound including chrysotile, plaster, floor tiles vinyil, roofing materials, acoustic ceilings, fireproofing (fire), PuTTY, brake pads and shoes, stage curtains, blankets and cast layers of the teeth.

Amosite and crocidolite asbestos minerals are more commonly used, although their application is not so widespread as chrysotile. Derived products from mineral asbestos insulating Board, among others, ceiling tiles and casing for water service.

In the last ten years, asbestos materials have been found in the powder and the main ingredient of crayons.

Exposure and health risk


The use of asbestos in various industries not only gives the risk of people working in the manufacture of asbestos-based products only. But people who might wear asbestos raw material in their daily lives are also exposed to carcinogens. Asbestos materials attached to the clothes, the hair, the skin of which further contaminate other people and the environment.

Though the most common form of chrysotile is used in asbestos products and is a carcinogen. And amosite and crocidolite asbestos is known to be the most harmful to health. All types of asbestos can last a long time settles in the lungs of a person for many years after exposure to asbestos, amosite and crocidolite type but is the most enduring of the particles in the lungs.

Higher risk can occur in a worker at asbestos-related environment, however the job with minimal exposure can also potentially experienced mesothelioma cancer or other diseases.

Although exposure to asbestos may have reached its peak at the turn of the twentieth century up until the 1970 's, many individuals remained the target of asbestos particles. Still in debate that exposure to the latest en masse and tragic RAID 9/11 is the result of WTC, where tons of asbestos particles released into the air and endangering thousands of rescue workers and individuals who live near Ground Zero. Many firefighters, police and rescue teams who are diagnosed with cancer that asbestos is still struggling against cancer continues until now.

Further, many individuals continue to be exposed to asbestos in the old building houses that handle the renovation itself without knowing the potential health risks. Renovating a building in this environment can spread of asbestos into the air and inhaled into the body.

Without knowledge of where asbestos may be contained in the physical building houses, then there is a great risk for exposure to asbestos demolition due to renovations being undertaken. Therefore there must be a professional contractor personnel who inspect the buildings thoroughly before physical renovation project began. The work of the destruction of a building must always be handled by a professional contractor and it is recommended not to do it yourself.

One of the hardest hit groups of asbestos related disease is a veteran of the United States. All branches of the United States using military equipment, supplies and products with asbestos fibers. This unwitting memapar young men and women between the years of 1940 's and 1970 's. Most veterans are repeatedly exposed to asbestos disease mesothelioma later.

For over a hundred years, virtually every product that we hold may have been manufactured with asbestos component. Of the goods of household decoration, products are manufactured to protect firefighters, products for teeth. Asbestos has been the killer silently in American industry.

A few points of research gets the fact that asbestos fibers that have inhaled more physical can cause irritation which resulted in mesothelioma than cancer caused by chemical reactions of natural causes. As a fiber that has been inhaled through the mouth and nose they cleared from the body by the way through mucus in the nose, throat and Airways when coughing or vomiting. Fiber Amphi (long and thin) cannot be easily removed and therefore the carcinogen substances left behind and embedded into the lining of the chest, lungs or stomach that causes scarring and inflammation that increases the risk of mesothelioma cancer. Symptoms of mesothelioma can be detected the fastest ten years after exposure and may be berinkubasi for forty years.

Asbestosis (scarring in the lungs) or mesothelioma lung cancer can also be caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Even people who are exposed to asbestos can be seven times higher risk of developing lung cancer than others. Workers who are in a high level of exposure to asbestos are more at risk of death due to cancer of the lung, Asbestosis or mesothelioma than died of other diseases. It is also believed that inhaling and ingesting asbestos can contribute in the formation of mesothelioma in the abdomen which is called peritoneal mesothelioma. The disease has also been found in other organs such as the pancreas, larynx and colon. But fewer compared with the incidence of lung cancer.

The chance of developing mesothelioma is comparable between direct proportion with the duration and the amount of asbestos exposure experienced by someone. They are exposed to high levels of asbestos exposure at a young age for a long period of time had a greater risk of mesothelioma undiagnosed compared to those exposed to asbestos levels low and in a short period of time. 

Another important thing is that the latency period for mesothelioma is very long. Often 2 to 40 after being exposed to asbestos to mesothelioma terdiagnosa. Genetic factors may also play a role which is why not everyone who is exposed to asbestos develop asbestos-related illnesses.

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