The word for today is mesothelioma. It is a type of cancer that is commonly associated with people who were exposed to asbestos. The incidence of this type of cancer is supposed to be rare but the number of people affected by it is increasing because of the widespread use of asbestos as in insulation material in the late 70’s. However, because people have almost stopped using asbestos, the incidence of Mesothelomia is expected to decline after it peaks on the year 2020. If you know of anybody who has been exposed to asbestos at any time, I would strongly advice that you suggest some online reading materials on this type of cancer as well as Asbestosis, just to be sure that he/she is safe from the dreaded consequences.

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