Despite hard evidence showing that there is no safe level of exposure to the toxin, and repeated attempts to ban it, efforts to combat asbestos have always found obstacles in their way. Sixty countries have banned asbestos, but not the United States. Why?
The lungs are 2 spongy organs located in the chest. Inside they have sections, called lobes: 3 for the right lung, 2 for the left one (the heart takes up more space on that side). During inhalation, air enters the lungs. passing first through the mouth or nose, to then pass through the trachea, which… Continue reading What are lung cancer types?
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops in that outer lining of some organs of the body, mainly linked to exposure to asbestos, a group of minerals made of microscopic fibres that used to be widely used in construction. These tiny fibres can easily get in the lungs, where they get stuck, damaging the… Continue reading Symptoms of mesothelioma
The most common mesothelioma treatments are a mix of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. With special support treatments, it is possible to improve the quality of life. We try to understand where we are with possible therapies.