Asbestos Facts and Stats

Asbestos and Statistical Facts
Despite the cessation of the use of asbestos dramatically since 1970 in most of the country, still the impact of asbestos is present and true in older homes, schools, commercial buildings, factories, and use of asbestos in consumer products more than 3000 species, including tools common household such as toasters and hair dryers , and some may still be in use.
. Which means that it is likely that more members affected by diseases in the coming years.

Lung cancer is the most diseases, diagnosis of asbestos-related cancer in the United States alone, affecting about 5000 people each year, mesothelioma is the second most diagnosed cancer caused by asbestos. It affects about 3000 people, other types of cancer and confirmed to be caused by asbestos include ovarian cancer, throat cancer, cancer of the digestive system and colon cancer.
55 percent of all cases of occupational cancers have been exposed to asbestos, despite halt the use of asbestos mainly to more than 40 years, in 1979, killing nearly 50,000 Americans from asbestos-related diseases, and 10,000 Americans die this year from diseases related asbestos and 200,000 are currently living with cirrhosis.
Asbestos is mined is still in many countries around the world, and are exported to many industrialized countries and developing countries still uses about 35 million dollars of asbestos each year in the United States only.

4 specifies that cancers have a causal relationship with asbestos include lung cancer, mesothelioma cancer, ovarian cancer and cancer of the larynx. Facts and statistics about every cancer include:

Lung Cancer
In 1986, said Department of Safety and Health Lung cancer is the greatest danger for Americans who faced the dangers of asbestos at work.
Due about 5 percent of all lung cancer cases in the United States to exposure to asbestos.
Most lung cancers related to asbestos-take between 15 and 35 years to develop from the time of initial exposure to asbestos.

And permanently linked mesothelioma to asbestos exposure, for the first time in 1964.
Exposure to asbestos almost exclusively on the responsibility of all cases of mesothelioma.
Symptoms of mesothelioma, which include coughing and shortness of breath, chest pain, abdominal pain, and usually take between 20 and 50 years to appear after exposure.

Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer and cause of death in women.
1982 and the study found that women with ovarian cancer about three times more likely to use talcum powder in the genital area of ​​their own. It is known that talcum powder to contain asbestos.
Another study from 1999 found that women who used talcum powder in the genital area has increased from 60 percent in the risk of ovarian cancer.
Was found to increase by 50 percent in the risk for ovarian cancer among women whose husbands used talc on their genitals.

Cancer of the larynx
International Agency for Research on Cancer and confirmed in March 2009 that asbestos causes cancer of the larynx.
Cancer of the larynx and the existence of a causal relationship with asbestos because it lies directly on the road, which is inhaled asbestos fibers airborne.

Digestive tract cancer
Are diagnosed with more than 275,000 people suffer from cancer of the digestive system in the United States each year.
Cancers can affect the digestive system, stomach, esophagus, liver, gallbladder and other digestive system.
Although some studies showed a clear correlation between exposure to asbestos, and cancers of the digestive system, and is believed by many researchers, there is a need for more studies to confirm an independent association.
According to the Environmental Working Group, and is diagnosed nearly 1,200 asbestos-related cancers of the digestive tract of each year.
Cancer of the colon and rectum

Cancer of the esophagus
According to more than 16000 cases a year in the United States
Average rate of survival for five years for cancer of the esophagus is about 16 percent.
Some studies have shown an increased risk of esophageal cancer in those exposed to asbestos, but such results are limited and need further investigation.

Kidney cancer
Can be caused by kidney cancer by asbestos exposure.
Some studies have found results indicated that the increase in risk in workers exposed to high levels of asbestos.
Are diagnosed and about 60,000 cases of kidney cancer in the United States each year


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