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  • Epidemiology

    The most identifiable cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, primarily through occupational contact. The majority of epidemiologic surveys have revealed a prior exposure to asbestos in approximately 70 to 80 percent of all cases of mesothelioma. Increased mesothelioma risk has been documented among workers in asbestos mines, insulation manufacture and installation, construction, shipbuilding, railroad […]

  • The Role of Asbestos

    In the late 19th century, asbestos fibers became more popular among manufacturers and builders because their chemical, electrical and heat resistant properties make them very useful as building and insulation material. However, asbestos fiber inhalation can lead to neoplastic diseases such as malignant mesothelioma. In the mid 1980s, most uses of asbestos have been banned […]