Learn the Facts About Asbestos Exposure, Asbestosis and Mesothelioma
AboutMesothelioma.net, a blog sponsored by the New York mesothelioma lawyers of Belluck & Fox, LLP, offers an article entitled “Ten Facts about Asbestos Exposure, Asbestosis and Mesothelioma” to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos. Asbestos is a known carcinogen and is responsible for causing mesothelioma, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases.
The article was written by award-winning journalist and the blog’s editor, Wade Rawlins, and exemplifies the useful legal and medical news and information about asbestos-related diseases that mesothelioma advocates and asbestos attorneys regularly highlight.
“Our law firm is pleased to be able to provide this important content to people who want to learn more about asbestos and the legal and health issues that are caused by being exposed to this toxic mineral,” said Joseph W. Belluck, whose law firm focuses on mesothelioma litigation.
“In addition to helping those whose lives have been impacted by asbestos exposure to obtain compensation for the losses they’ve suffered, our law firm wants to increase awareness about the dangers of asbestos,” he said. “Our blog has been especially effective in getting this message out to the public.”
Rawlins’ AboutMesothelioma.net article provides a variety of facts to readers, including:
- Exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing asbestosis, a scarring of the lungs due to retained asbestos fibers, as well as malignant diseases such as mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer of the lining of the lungs, chest or abdomen that is highly aggressive and resistant to many cancer treatments.
- Most cases of asbestos are diagnosed 10 years or more after a person is exposed to the mineral. In some cases, the asbestos disease appears 40 or 50 years after exposure to the asbestos fibers.
- Asbestos-related disease has been diagnosed in veterans (particularly Navy veterans), trade workers who were exposed to asbestos dust on the job and people who lived with the workers and were exposed to the mineral through second-hand exposure.
- Approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the U.S.
To read the complete article, or to research information through an archives section that dates back to January 2008, see AboutMesothelioma.net.