A number of years ago the famous actor Steve McQueen died from mesothelioma a form of cancer only caused by exposure to asbestos. At the time there was much speculation about the source of his exposure. Was it the snow that was used as a prop that was really asbestos? Was it the theater curtains… [Continue Reading]
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Occupational exposure to asbestos occurs during the performance of job duties and may place a worker at risk. Exposure is defined as a percutaneous Effected or performed through the skin, injury (e.g., needle stick or cut with a sharp object), contact of mucous membranes, breathing toxic or dangerous substances such as asbestos, or contact of… [Continue Reading]
There have been several incidences in which daughters and wives who have washed the clothing of a loved one who was exposed to asbestos have also in some cases been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Who’s Most at Risk There has been little information out there to notify the public of what is known as secondary risk… [Continue Reading]
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Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the Mesothelial cells, and is the most serious of all asbestos-related diseases. These cells exist within the mesothelium, which is the sac that lines and protects vital organs such as the heart, the lungs, and the abdominal cavity (stomach). This disease causes the cells of… [Continue Reading]
When you inhale, air travels through your nose or mouth, down your throat, through your larynx to your trachea — the main passageway for air to your lungs. Your trachea splits into two branches called bronchi, one carrying air to the left lung, one to the right. Within each lung, the bronchi branch off over a dozen times into smaller and smaller airways. Some of the smallest of these airways (bronchioles) lead into tiny ducts (alveolar ducts) that end in microscopic air sacs (alveoli). Alveoli have very thin, elastic walls that allow an exchange of gases vital to your health — oxygen flows from the alveoli into your bloodstream to nourish your body, and carbon dioxide flows from your bloodstream into the alveoli and on into your bronchi, to be expelled. A natural screening system Normally, microorganisms, dust and other foreign particles in the air you breathe are removed by microscopic hairs on the surface of your airways that beat hundreds of times a minute (cilia). The … [Read More...]