Mesothelioma Cancer, Asbestos and Industrial

Thursday, April 28, 2011 ·

In industrialized countries, lung cancer is one of the main causes of death from all cancer deaths. Lung cancer mostly affects those aged 40 to 70 years. Smoking is one risk factor in lung cancer and 80% of lung cancer cases occur in smokers. Exposure to certain chemicals in the workplace is also clearly associated with the development of lung cancer.

Figures for the incidence of lung was increased in workers exposed to some form of nickel, chromium, and asbestos. Asbestos is widely used in industry. Usability is important in asbestos cement sheets industry and pipes, insulation materials, compounds for soldering, and tiles for floors and ceilings. Indoor air contamination, especially in schools, has become a major concern in many countries. Some countries have even banned the use of asbestos in the establishment dantatau prohibit demolition of buildings which contain a compound that.

System disease due to exposure to asbestos exposure include asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesotheliomas. Other cancers associated with exposure to asbestos is a cancer of the larynx, esophagus, stomach, colon-rectum, and possibly pancreatic cancer.

Asbestosis is pulmonary fibrosis that develops slowly from inhaling high concentrations of asbestos dust or due to long exposure. Its severity depends on the time span between awitan (initial) exposure and its intensity, then advanced asbestosis is often associated with lung cancer, especially among smokers.

Pleural mesotheliomas is a rare type of cancer. Increased incidence of mesotheliomas associated with the inhalation of asbestos fibers in the working environment. Although initially symptoms slightly, mesotheliomas can be cured if successfully diagnosed. The time between exposure to asbestos and the appearance of first signs of tumors ranging from 20 to 50 years, especially mesotheliomas.

The increase in the incidence of mesotheliomas numbers also appear in the population who, although not exposed in occupational, lived in the same house or living with asbestos workers in the vicinity of the source of asbestos emissions. Although asbestos is no longer used as an insulator, this substance is still in the spotlight because of the danger that comes from building a sekatnya using asbestos.

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