The Trouble with Asbestos

Mesothelioma cancer linked to asbestos exposure

Malignant mesothelioma most often can be linked to a history of asbestos exposure – either directly or indirectly.

Asbestos exposure can occur directly when a worker comes into contact and breathes the substance. Indirect exposure can occur to members of a worker’s when another person comes into contact with asbestos fibers carried home on clothes.

A history of asbestos exposure is reported in 70 to 80 percent of all cases of mesothelioma, according to the National Cancer Institute. Exposure to a specific virus is another risk factor.

The length of time mesothelioma patients were exposed to asbestos ranges from decades to months. However, 50 years or more can pass after initial exposure before one develops symptoms, making mesothelioma difficult to diagnose.

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