It is known that exposure to asbestos is the main risk factor behind contracting mesothelioma cancer. When a person comes in constant of asbestos in the form of particles or fiber in workplace or otherwise he or she is likely to suffer from mesothelioma cancer at a later stage. This type of cancer is not detected until very late in life. Sometimes the gap between exposure to asbestos and diagnose is almost 40 years.
Asbestos particles are not visible to the naked eye. Some cases have also been found where a person who comes in contact with indirectly also has shown mesothelioma symptoms. For example mesothelioma cancer can also affect someone washing clothes of a family member who is working in asbestos polluted environment. This is about asbestos. There are several other factors, which have been seen as cause of mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Cancer Due To Tobacco: Tobacco is not a direct cause of mesothelioma cancer but it has been confirmed by the researchers that asbestos and tobacco are a deadly combination. And it increases the risk of one contracting lung cancer to a great extent. Smokers who come in contact with asbestos in their workplace have a chance of suffering lung cancer 70% more than that of other people.
Mesothelioma Cancer Due To Zonolite: This risk factor first came into light when Mesothelioma Cancer was diagnosed in the people of Turkey. On further research it was confirmed that this silicate mineral, Zonolite was related to asbestos. It was found in the soil in certain regions of Turkey. Zonolite is chemically related to asbestos.
Mesothelioma Cancer Due To Radiation: A material called Thorostat, which was earlier used in taking X-rays for patients, for a certain period of time, was a cause of cancer. Once it was reported that Thorotrast was the cause of pleural and peritoneal mesotheliomas its use was banned.
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