Causes of Mesothelioma
In the United States, asbestos exposure has been indisputably linked to the development of mesothelioma. In most cases of diagnosed mesothelioma, patients have a history of exposure to asbestos, particularly those who worked with asbestos products during the course of their job.
Family members can also be affected by secondhand asbestos exposure. This is caused by exposure to dust and fibers brought home on clothing, shoes and hair by workers. As many building materials in both commercial and residential properties contain asbestos, those who undertake do-it-yourself projects, renovations or other similar endeavors may also expose themselves to asbestos dust.
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How does asbestos exposure cause mesothelioma?
Asbestos was widely used in a number of industrial compounds and commercial products to enhance strength and resistance to extreme temperatures. When asbestos is inhaled or ingested, microscopic fibers can become lodged in the mesothelium, or the tissue that surrounds much of the body's internal organs. While the inhalation of these fibers typically results in pleural mesothelioma, the ingestion of asbestos fibers is also a cause of peritoneal mesothelioma. Pericardial mesothelioma has also been linked to asbestos exposure.
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