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What Causes Malignant Mesothelioma?
Malignant mesothelioma, a cancer of a membrane known as the mesothelium, can affect the lining of the cavities of organs such as the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. Each year in the United States an estimated 2,000-3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed. The mesothelium lining is responsible for providing the lubrication that these organs need for internal movements such as contractions and expansions. When malignant mesotheliomas are present, these organs are in danger.

Four main types of mesothelioma exist: pleural (affecting the lungs), peritoneal (affecting the abdomen), pericardial (affecting the heart), and testicular (affecting the testicles). Of these types, pleural mesothelioma is by far the most common, accounting for as much as 75% of all diagnoses. Peritoneal mesothelioma is the next most common form, accounting for between 10% and 20% of all cases. Pericardial and testicular mesotheliomas are much more rare forms of the disease.

What are the causes of mesothelioma?
Even though researchers first diagnosed mesothelioma in the 19th century, it wasn’t until the 20th century that the definitive link between asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma was made. Asbestos is a naturally occurring, highly toxic mineral, which has been used and been present for decades in such things as the automotive industry, construction, demolition practices, the military, and mining.

Microscopic asbestos particles are inhaled from these direct sources, but people can also experience secondary exposures. This occurs when a person is directly exposed to asbestos, and then transports the microscopic particles on clothing, the skin, and in the hair, to other environments and people.

When these asbestos particles are introduced into the body they have been found to be the cause of malignant mesotheliomas that invade the protective linings of vital organs. The cancers can be quite aggressive, which is complicated even further by the extensive latent period between time of exposure and diagnosis of the disease. It is not uncommon for this latency to range from 20 to 50 years in most people.

Who is at risk for exposure and the disease?
Due to the sources of asbestos exposure and the latency period, many of those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma are men who are older than 40 years of age. The risk of disease increases with the amount of exposure, and for those who have been exposed to high levels over long periods of time, the latency level is often somewhat shorter. However, the minimum amount of time that even the most extreme exposures are latent before disease diagnosis appears to be 5-10 years.

Even though men account for a large portion of those diagnosed with mesothelioma, women and children are also at risk. As women have been moving into historically male-dominated roles in industry, their exposure risks have also increased. The asbestos particles can also be secondarily transferred to family members at home over a longer period of time.

Asbestos is extremely toxic, but many countries throughout the world still allow some opportunities and uses for it to exist. Governments have been trying to institute safe handling protocols, but many argue that none exists to prevent all exposure risks.




Below is a list of helpful resources in your area.

Asbestos Exposure Sites

  • Garage and Tunnel Sections
  • Citgo Petroleum Refinery
  • Glitsch and Sons Fritz
  • Sulphur River Gathering
  • United Gas Company
  • Robinson Insulation Company
  • Farmers Co-Op Compress
  • Ciudad De Barbanquilla
  • Dynegy Inc
  • Celanese Chemical Company
  • Northern Irrigation Company
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas
  • City Public Service Board
  • Union Carbide & Carbon Chemical Corporation
  • Quantum Chemical
  • Child Psychiatric Unit
  • Rex Steam Laundry Inc.
  • M D Anderson Hospital
  • J & S Insulators, Inc.
  • Cooper-Bessemer Southern
  • Power Systems Engineering, Inc.
  • Corpus Christi Plant
  • Midland
  • W.B. Tuttle Power Plant
  • Philip Carey Manufacturing Company
  • Citizens Electric Light and Power Company,
  • Heights Hospital
  • Sinclair Petrochemical, Inc.




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