Friday, May 23, 2014

Asbestos causes preventable cancer

By Brian Turner, ToxicSubstance Safety Advocate for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Many people are unaware that asbestos is classified as a known human carcinogen.  It affects our water, air, and soil quality, as it does not break down or biodegrade.  An individual may be at risk to develop mesothelioma if he or she was exposed to asbestos in the workplace or at home. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos and the inhalation of asbestos particles. In most cases, mesothelioma symptoms will not appear in an individual exposed to asbestos until many years after the exposure has occurred.

Being that mesothelioma is a completely preventable cancer (caused only by asbestos exposure), knowing more about asbestos and its risk factors truly does make a difference. 

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