Asbestos and Mesothelioma:

January 24, 2021

Among the many health issues that asbestos is responsible for, Mesothelioma is its most recognized one. Mesothelioma is a cancer named for the protective membrane over the organs in which asbestos fibers lodge upon inhalation. The cancer occurs as a result of inflammation and scarring of cells and DNA. Tumors can develop decades after the initial exposure. There are different kinds of Mesothelioma based on the locations in which the fibers lodge in the body (see image). Pleural Mesothelioma occurs when fibers get stuck in the lungs’ lining. Peritoneal Mesothelioma is caused when the fibers land in the abdominal cavity.

Until the 20th century, Mesothelioma was vastly unknown and very rare. The incidence rates of this disease have skyrocketed since the industrial use of asbestos rose. Mesothelioma is a devastating disease, all caused by a material that has been used by the tons in our buildings and construction sites. Make sure that your property is asbestos-free by having it inspected by our team of professionals.


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