MESOTHELIOMA: A RARE BUT DEADLY CANCER THAT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE
Mesothelioma Awareness Day Sheds Light on Asbestos Exposure Disease That Impacts All Ages
September 13, 2010, Wellesley, MA – On September 26, 2010, Sokolove Law will recognize Mesothelioma Awareness Day, which was inaugurated five years ago by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) to bring attention to this deadly, incurable and often overlooked cancer.
Most people who suffer from mesothelioma have been exposed on a regular basis to asbestos, usually as a result of their occupation and work history. These individuals may have handled asbestos directly or were in an environment with a high concentration of asbestos fibers in the air. People can even develop mesothelioma as a result of secondhand asbestos exposure, which occurs when a person is indirectly exposed to the material through either a household member or the environment.
“This disease doesn’t discriminate. While a great number of cases involve retirees from the military as well as from mechanical, construction and shipbuilding industries, even younger generations are being diagnosed with this cancer because of second hand exposure,” said James Sokolove, Chairman of Sokolove Law, one of the nation’s largest marketers of legal services. “In other words, whether you’re in a line of work where there is direct asbestos exposure or are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, the asbestos fibers can stick to your clothes and ultimately affect your children and spouse.”
Asbestos is not banned in the United States, which means thousands of people are still vulnerable to this fiber-like mineral. There is a hot list of industries which leave some individuals more susceptible to mesothelioma, however the presence of asbestos in older construction can leave others just as vulnerable. Thousands of tons of asbestos were released during the collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 and as a consequence of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
For more information on asbestos, visit www.MesoRC.com, a resource site that is continually expanding to better provide information to those currently living with or caring for a victim of mesothelioma.
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