Recent headlines have downplayed the risks of asbestos exposure and loosening rules could allow more asbestos building products into the country. Yet there is only one known cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive and difficult to treat cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, peritoneum and heart: asbestos exposure.
Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that attacks the lining of organs. Where and when did exposure occur? These are important questions that are often difficult to answer. It could have been occupational (in construction trades, manufacturing or power plants), secondary (laundering clothing covered in asbestos dust) or household (daily baby powder use) exposure.