One of the first questions mesothelioma patients have after receiving a diagnosis is "How was I exposed to asbestos?" The fact is that many American citizens have been at risk for asbestos exposure throughout the years.
One thing that causes mesothelioma cancer is exposure to asbestos fibers. While the risk of developing mesothelioma increases with the amount of exposure doses, absolutely no level of exposure is safe for human health.
If you have lost someone to an asbestos-related disease, you are not alone. Tomorrow, as part of Global Asbestos Awareness Week, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is inviting you to light a candle for your loved one.
When you think about workers who experience asbestos exposure on the job, chances are you envision someone involved in the labor industry. It is known that construction workers, miners, and other blue-collar trades are at risk for exposure at work, but many people are surprised to find out that teachers are at risk, as well.
Even though asbestos use in the United States was largely phased out in the late 1970's, individuals all over the country are still feeling the effects of exposure today. Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious diseases and cancers, including asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Although there is no cure for mesothelioma, there are still a variety of treatment plans available to patients. Treating mesothelioma early on is the key to living a longer, healthier life with the disease, and a new blood test may help detect the cancer decades before symptoms begin to appear.
Have you been keeping up with the so-called FACT (Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency) Act? Veterans, first responders, teachers, and many more are urging lawmakers to reject the bill that would require the sharing of private information of victims and their families.
If you have been exposed to asbestos, you are at risk for several different respiratory conditions in your lifetime. Fatal cancers and other conditions can occur years or decades after exposure to asbestos takes place.
While most of those diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases are well past retirement, younger victims are still out there. Exposure to older asbestos products and secondary exposure have led to debilitating diseases in younger individuals today.
Military veterans are some of those most at risk for a mesothelioma diagnosis, due to their past exposure to asbestos during their time of service. In fact, nearly one out of three individuals who die from mesothelioma has been reported to be a veteran. This makes it especially important for veterans to seek the appropriate care when mesothelioma symptoms arise.