Thursday, June 4, 2009

Awareness From Exposure To Asbestos

First and for most, this topic that I will talk about is for our own health and awareness from
Mesothelioma. So, what is MESOTHELIOMA? according to what I have read and understand, this is a type of lung cancer usually and most of the time caused by exposure to asbestos. This rare form of cancer develops in the thin layer of the cells lining the body's internal organs, known as the mesothelium.

Those who are working in shipbuilding industry, construction, auto mechanics, contractors and their families as well have a greater risk developing this kind of lung cancer. These workers should be aware of what harm asbestos can do to their bodies. When a person is exposed to asbestos, whether they inhaled or ingested it can cause an inflammation of internal tissues and may affect organ functions. Those people should know the signs and symptoms of this dreaded disease. Some of the symptoms that I have learned are as follows
* Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
* Coughing
* Pain in chest or abdomen
* Fluid in the chest, lungs, or abdomen
* Weight loss
* Loss of appetite
* Inability to sleep
* Husky voice
* Difficulty swallowing

If you happen to know someone who might be exposed to asbestos and has these symptoms, advise them to undergo regular check up and regular tests. But if you happen to know someone who was diagnosed to have Mesothelioma also known as the Asbestos Cancer tell them that they are now entitled for compensation from their companies. They should go and consult an experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer that will help them with their compensations.