Friday, August 14, 2009

Mesothelioma cure

As a social worker working with mesothelioma clients for over two years, it outrages me to know incedents like this continue to happen. Hearing that "asbestos is the greatest single cause of work-related deaths. The use of asbestos is often talked about without real thought given to the individuals and families being affected by it. Everyday I work with those individuals, many of whom never knew they were at risk during their work or military histories.

This continues to reinforce my belief that increased awareness and education is needed on the topic. Workers need to be aware of the risk of possible mesothelioma prognosis and long term health risks including pleural mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. Families need to be aware of possible second hand exposure from asbestos fibers being brought home on clothing.

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