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    Post: Asbestos-What it is?

    Posted by R.Anand on 11/06/05

    Asbestos-What it is?

    Asbestos as the Primary Cause of Mesothelioma
    Asbestos is a type of insulation material, which was used
    widely in the past in the following industries:

    Construction industry
    Ship building industry
    Automotive industry
    Other manufacturing industries

    Mesothelioma occurred most often in persons who worked in
    the above industries and were exposed to asbestos in their
    workplace. The use of asbestos was very widespread after
    1945. However, first symptoms of mesothelioma may not
    become apparent 10-40 years after the initial exposure,
    which makes it very hard to diagnose. The peak in
    mesothelioma cases is expected to be reached around 2010
    according to some studies. There are three most commonly
    used types of asbestos: white, brown, and blue. Brown and
    blue asbestos are most commonly associated with
    mesothelioma. These types of asbestos have been banned by
    most countries in the 1990s.

    Asbestos is a very dangerous substance and can cause a lot
    of damage to your health. It is made up of very small
    fibers, which can find their way to pleura (outside lining
    of the lung) and damage the cells pleura is made of. These
    fibers can also be carried on clothing, which makes them
    dangerous not only to the person exposed to asbestos, but
    to their family members as well.

    Note of Urgency

    Mesothelioma is a life-threatening disease and cannot be
    left untreated. The sooner it is diagnosed the better a
    patient's chances are of fighting this deadly cancer.
    Please contact a qualified physician immediately if you or
    someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

    by Anand

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