Recently we posted on Alternative Treatments to Mesothelioma and received much positive engagement.
Soon afterward, Brian Turner, the Toxic Substance Safety Advocate for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, contacted us with a request to keep the momentum going on mesothelioma and asbestos awareness. We agreed because asbestos is still not banned in the US and in other places throughout the world, and as such mesothelioma cancer is still a serious problem.
Asbestos still can be found in many homes, schools, and commercial buildings and is the #1 cause of occupational cancer in the US.
These are some facts about asbestos shared by Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance:
Most people who are familiar with exposure to asbestos and who understand its health risks know that the most prevalent exposure has occurred in the military, in the commercial and industrial industries, and in commercial construction. Yet, did you also know that family members of workers in these fields were also at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease as a result of second hand asbestos exposure? Asbestos fibers cannot be seen with the naked eye and these fibers were often tracked into the homes of workers exposing their family and friends.
Until asbestos is banned and until buildings and products that contain asbestos are properly dealt with to remove all health risks, we need to be aware of dangers and how to prevent exposure.
If you would like to learn more about mesothelioma and asbestos, you can read more at Mesothelioma.com.