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Many Americans know that exposure to asbestos causes mesothelioma cancer. Asbestos is a substance that was commonly used in building materials in the last century. This is why when this lung cancer is mentioned, those that worked in the construction and production industries are thought of as the victims. This being the case: Can asbestos exposure in schools lead to Mesothelioma cancer?
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to finding a cure for mesothelioma. The organization funds high quality mesothelioma research projects worldwide, provides help and support to patients, educates the public about mesothelioma cancer, and advocate for federal mesothelioma research funding. Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s mission is to eradicate mesothelioma as a life-ending disease.
Asbestos was extensively used in Navy which led to its excessive exposure to millions of Navy veterans resulting in them developing the deadly disease of mesothelioma. Asbestos was used in abundance throughout the 20th century due to it being a good insulation for heat producing products in warships. It could resist corrosion as well as withstand extreme heat.
Asbestos cleanup could cost Toledo Public Schools billions in dollars. It all started when workers from Wolfe Roofing Inc. were repairing the roof of the Old West End Academy at Collingwood Boulevard and Central Avenue. Asbestos was disturbed and fell from the ceiling causing immediate evacuation until the asbestos can be cleaned up. The building is around 81 years old and will go through a thorough clean-up process to remove the asbestos materials before school begins in late August.
Mesothelioma is on the rise in the United States. Approximately 2,000 new cases of asbestos-related conditions are diagnosed each year. It is also estimated that around 499,000 deaths of asbestos-related illnesses has been recorded, and over 721,000 people in the United States have filed claims for asbestos-related illnesses. These numbers are predicted to increase significantly in the future.