Creative Video Explains Mesothelioma.
While many people may recognize the terms “asbestos” and “mesothelioma,” they often don’t know much about them until they are faced with a situation that requires them to. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fiber that has been used for more than 4,000 years because of its natural pliability and ability to resist fire.
However, for as long as asbestos has been used in everyday products, it has also been noted that those who were regularly exposed to it often would develop deadly lung ailments. We know today that the inhalation of asbestos fibers is the primary cause of lung illnesses such as mesothelioma.
By the late 1800s, asbestos products became very popular to use in construction, as well as in factories and shipyards. Military veterans who fought in World War II also used many products made with asbestos as well.
Because of this, large-scale asbestos exposure occurred across the U.S. until some regulations regarding the fiber's usage were finally imposed in the 1980s. As people became sick and brought mesothelioma lawsuits against the asbestos manufacturers that had sickened them, many companies went out of business and were required to set up bankruptcy trusts to pay asbestos victims and their families.
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