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Knee Deep in Asbestos
When I was 17 old I started working at an asbestos mine in the Yukon. I had the excitement of youth and looked on the thing as a big adventure.
Mesothelioma is a serious form of rare cancer. There is no known cure for mesothelioma cancer.
He was only a child when it begun -and he played as children do- in his yard with his toy cars and tip trucks But his sand was asbestos
blue? In December 1999, my husband and I were walking home from a game of lawn bowls when I became aware of his shortness of breath. I was
surprised and concerned when he told me that he had experienced this on several occasions.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer involving mesothelial tissues of body organs usually lungs or abdominal. It is often caused by exposure to asbestos.
Since the late 1800's Asbestos has been mined and used commercially. The use of Asbestos dramatically increased during World War II and since
the early 1940's millions of Americans have been exposed to asbestos dust working within industries where initially the risks were not known.
Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. However, they may have been been exposed to asbestos dust and fiber in other ways.
It is documented that Australia had the highest per capita use of asbestos in the world from the 1950's until the 1970's. As a tragic
consequence, Australia now has the highest per capita incidence of mesothelioma in the world.
"Lean on Me" Cancer through a caregiver's eyes Lorraine Kember (2003) 130pp.ISBN 0 646 49969 6As Janet Craven, palliative care nurse, and
Andrew Dean, palliative care physician note in their respective forwards to this book, Lean on Me is a unique and intensely personal description
of a writer's responses to her husband Brian's diagnosis, treatments and final death from mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma the medical name for cancer of the pleura (the lining of the lung and chest cavity) or cancer of the peritoneum (the lining of
the abdomen). It is usually caused by prolonged or persistent exposure to asbestos.
It was American workers on the world's first atomic bomb who became the first industrial victims of beryllium, a rare but especially light,
stable and strong metal whose toxic dust can kill those who breathe it. Now Seafarers doing ship maintenance and have used Jasons De-rusting
and de-scaling guns (also known as J-gun or Jasons pistol) raise concerns about exposure to beryllium.
My discovery came to me by accidentally removing an asbestos material in my home. The resulting condition of the whole house after this
accident left me with a sore chest, dry and unbearably itching skin and eyes.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that attacks the body's mesothelial cells around the organs. The mesothelium provides a protective membranous lining for the internal organs and allows moving organs to
Mesothelioma: What is it? Mesothelioma is a malignant cancerous disease of the cells lining the patient's body cavities such as chest,
abdominal region or the area surrounding the heart. It is thought to be associated with exposure to asbestos, and this asbestos association has been documented in 70-80% of all mesothelioma cases.
Lewis and Sholnick have announced the publication of some simple precautionary steps can be taken to avoid high risk situations in
regards to asbestos and mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
Despite the known fact that Wittenoom is responsible for many deaths, there are some who are reluctant to ban tourists from visiting the town.
Undeniably, residents who still reside there are feeling financial and emotional strain due to the lack of tourist trade, however when I saw an
article in the West Australian Newspaper Wednesday 19th May, titled "The Town that Won't Die", I was upset and angered by the comments made by a
resident of the town, who stated that he had lived in Wittenoom since 1966 and that to his knowledge, no one had died of mesothelioma during that time.
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Sat. June / 23 / 2018
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