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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Preventing Cancer Requires Increased Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos Awareness week is hoped to provide extensive knowledge about the dangers and hazards of working with the substance in hopes of preventing asbestos-related diseases and cancers.

Research suggests that asbestos-related cancers and diseases will continue to be prevalent amongst society for decades to come. Whilst previous exposure is still an issue, specialists in asbestos-related diseases are hoping that through greater awareness of current asbestos threat, future asbestos-related cancers can be prevented.

With an abundance of tradesmen, renovators and DIY enthusiasts still unaware of the potential dangers and failing to take proper precautions; medical researchers predict there is worse yet to come which suggests many more people will be requiring asbestosis compensation and other funds for their suffering.

Asbestos is made up of microscopic fibres that can become airborne when they are disturbed or naturally deteriorate. These fibres become hazardous when inhaled into the lungs and can lead to asbestosis and other health problems. Asbestosis is a lung disease resulting from trapped asbestos in the lung tissue. In a protective reaction, the body attempts to dissolve the fibres by producing an acid that scars the surrounding tissue. Although this condition can take up to 40 years to develop, the end result can prevent the lungs functioning.

In addition to asbestosis, Mesothelioma cancer can develop on the lung lining as a result of exposure to asbestos. Australian researchers predict that there are thousands yet to suffer from asbestos related illnesses in the near future. As a result, their findings suggests that there are many people yet to claim their asbestosis compensation as they may not always be aware that they have the illness.

Professor Robinson from Australia insists that asbestos is still prevalent and that “people aren’t even aware how exposed they are.” Although asbestosis compensation only goes some way to providing a little justice for sufferers and their families; asbestosis compensation can be vital in helping sufferers cope with their illness and make the most of the time they have left should their condition be severe.

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to asbestos in the past, however small the amount or short the period of time, it is advised that you seek legal assistance with trained lawyers that can fight for the asbestosis compensation that you may be entitled to.


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