In between March 1952 to May 1956, 13 billion Kent cigarettes were consumed by American smokers. This might not seem out of the ordinary, until it is revealed that those 13 billion cigarettes contained deadly asbestos fibers within their filters.
Did you know that asbestos exposure can lead to a fatal cancer diagnosis? No matter if you were exposed at work, within your home, or in a public space, any amount of exposure to asbestos fibers can have serious side effects.
There are a few common diseases that can develop after exposure to asbestos. Since the naturally-occurring mineral is a carcinogen, it is a hazard to human health. In many cases, patients are diagnosed with a respiratory disease or a fatal cancer after they have been exposed at work or at home.
Did you know that today, September 26, marks Mesothelioma Awareness Day? To spread the word, we thought we would provide five facts about the rare and aggressive disease that affects 3,000 new individuals every year (Cancer.org).
Are you ready to raise some mesothelioma awareness?! This year, on September 27, join thousands of individuals as they walk and run some miles for mesothelioma!
Mesothelioma is one of the most well-known asbestos-related diseases. It is a fatal form of cancer that affects different parts of the human body, and is known to be caused by asbestos. For many victims of the disease, their exposure to asbestos occurs daily in the workplace. This prolonged exposure can result in a mesothelioma diagnosis years or decades down the line.
Recently, the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division affirmed a $12 million verdict in favor of two consolidated asbestos cases. The companies Crane Co. and Tishman Liquidating Corporation (TLC) were held responsible for two workers' exposure to asbestos on the job, despite appeals from the defendants arguing otherwise.
Mesothelioma is a rare and incurable disease caused by asbestos exposure. Many of the thousands of individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma each year were exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos at their place of work. Today, retired workers are dying from mesothelioma, every day.