Plumber high risk for Mesothelioma

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Plumber high risk for Mesothelioma

Plumber are industrial workers most at risk for the deadly cancer mesothelioma. That the findings of the insurance industry study recently conducted in England.

In a report prepared by the National Claims, found that the former plumber or plumbers, as well as electricity, construction workers and auto mechanics, has a much higher likelihood of developing cancer associated with asbestos than people who work in other industries. This is a finding supported by CDC researchers in the United States which found the number of deaths due to mesothelioma among plumbers and predict these events may continue to rise for 40 years.

Asbestos is an insulating material that is widely used in industry around the world until the 1980's. This is mainly about the pipe resistance to temperature extremes and corrosion. Although no longer used in new construction - and even been banned in over 40 countries (though not in the U.S.) - asbestos still around water pipes, the pipe fittings and water heating filament millions of older homes and commercial buildings. Plumbers who perform cutting pipes, repairing or replacing pipes, can release toxic fibers that is the forerunner of the onset of mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other diseases.

British insurance report warns ex-plumbers and plumbers, mesothelioma is a very dangerous disease because it tends to evolve slowly, with symptoms that can mimic other conditions, diagnosis of mesothelioma was initially very small possibility of this disease was found to gradually evolve in the future day. According to the report "The symptoms of asbestosis often only appear 15 to 20 years after initial exposure to asbestos. Symptoms begin gradually, and may become more noticeable for several years. Common symptoms are shortness of breath (initially after physical activity, but eventually while resting as well), coughing, wheezing, and chest pain. "

At the same time, the 'Daily Telegraph' in England reported the cost a former plumber who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in the hospital approximately 175,000 pounds.

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