It is no secret that exposure to asbestos causes cancer. However, while scientists definitively established this link decades ago, the exact mechanism was still a mystery. A recent study apparently demonstrates just how asbestos causes mesothelioma, which at some point in the future could possibly be helpful to doctors in South Carolina who treat patients suffering from this fatal cancer.
Wearing makeup and using other cosmetic products is quite common in South Carolina. Unfortunately, just because something is common does not mean it is safe. For example, asbestos contamination is shockingly common in the cosmetics industry. A recent study established a definite link between the deadly cancer mesothelioma and asbestos found in many cosmetic products.
Asbestos has not disappeared from South Carolina. Whether from old buildings and products or in new uses, asbestos can still be found in many -- all over and even in the workplace. Almost anyone could be at risk for exposure, but there are some who face an even greater risk than others. Here are some of the industries in which workers are most likely to develop mesothelioma.
Teaching is not necessarily an easy profession, but South Carolina teachers still choose this career path because they are passionate about education. However, while teachers spend years educating young students, many are also suffering from regular asbestos exposure. All that exposure means that elementary and middle school teachers have a much higher risk for developing mesothelioma than other people do.
For a variety of reasons, many South Carolina women in past generations used baby powder on a regular basis. In past decades, this was a talc-based product also referred to as talcum powder -- and it is dangerous. Talc is often contaminated with other substances, including asbestos. A jury recently awarded a woman $40.3 million after she developed mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure. That exposure was from Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder.
There are few things in life that can be more terrifying than a cancer diagnosis. If you were exposed to asbestos and are currently in the diagnosis process, you may feel confused and even a little lost. You may have also been surprised to learn that there are four different types of mesothelioma. One of those types is peritoneal mesothelioma.
Asbestos is a carcinogen that is extremely hazardous to human health. Exposure to asbestos can cause victims in South Carolina to develop dangerous and even fatal diseases, such as lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently closed a loophole regarding asbestos use, but some states say the current protections are not enough.
South Carolina residents should be able to go to work without fear for their health, well-being and general safety. Additionally, older workers should have the luxury of looking back over their working careers without realizing that they were wrongfully exposed to deadly substances. This is unfortunately not the reality that many people face, and mesothelioma patients in particular might feel especially frustrated by their work situations. Seeking compensation is usually a good way to address those frustrations, but doing so might not always be easy.
There is no question about whether asbestos exposure can lead to devastating health outcomes. Most people in South Carolina already know that exposure to this toxic substance can cause mesothelioma, but that is not all. Lung cancer and asbestosis are other diseases that victims may develop years or even decades after being exposed. Here is what victims may need to know about these diseases.
There is really no ambiguity when it comes to the health risks associated with asbestos, which is why the carcinogen has been banned in a number of countries. Despite this, asbestos is still used in some products in the United States. However, the dangerous substance is showing up in far more places than the construction and manufacturing industries, which people might most closely associate with asbestos and the related cancer mesothelioma. A recent round of testing by the Food and Drug Administration found that not one but two companies were selling contaminated makeup products that could cause asbestos exposure for both women and young girls in South Carolina.