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Risk Factors Of Mesothelioma

Aug 17, 2007
Airborne fibers of asbestos are the main cause of Mesothelioma. Now the vital question is who is exposed to the airborne asbestos fibers? In some way or the other all of use come in contact with the asbestos. Certainly the material has been widely used in the household purposes for the last one century. So can we too become victims of Mesothelioma?

The real sufferers

Well if someone coming under the influence of asbestos fibers at a minimal level you cannot deny to the fact that the person too can suffer from Mesothelioma. But there has to be some specifications in terms of Medical Science. You can't just fear on anything and everything that you might land up to a severe kind of ailment.

It is true that Mesothelioma can happen to anyone who comes in touch of asbestos for a shorter or a longer duration. The risk lies at every positions. But medical history shows a different report. It does not blow away the fact that a minor contact with airborne asbestos fibers did not cause Mesothelioma in healthy persons who otherwise were completely fit but now suffering from this deadly cancer. Here is something to note down very carefully. What are the numbers of such patients who are suffering from Mesothelioma just due to minor contact with asbestos? The answer can be given in one word, "rare".

Problem in vogue

Though Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer but the twentieth century has recorded it to b ea regular problem associated with the workers playing the major part of their life cutting and shaping asbestos plates.

The industries dealing with asbestos in any form are the risk zones from where Mesothelioma can spread out. Though Mesothelioma is not a contractive disease. What type of industries fall under this category?

The shipping industry has to largely deal with asbestos.
The asbestos mining industry is the core industry of asbestos where the workers for the whole long day come in contact with asbestos fibers in different forms.
To some extent the textile industry is also related with asbestos works.
And construction works along with insulation materials are bound to deal with asbestos.

All such workers directly working in the factory and regularly handling asbestos cannot really afford to save themselves from coming in contact with the airborne particles of this mineral. They are the highest number of patients of Mesothelioma. The poor guys are the real victims.
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