Mesothelioma is undoubtedly a typical pathology for certain categories of workers. It is an unpleasant tumour, frequent due to exposure to certain substances such as asbestos, and has a higher incidence in men.
Read on to find out more about mesothelioma, its pathogenesis and the treatment that is indicated for its cure. We will also look at some of the lawsuits that have been filed in connection with mesothelioma, given that the cause is work-related.
The statistics speak for themselves: we will try to set out everything we have at our disposal, so that we can highlight everything that is currently public about mesothelioma. We hope you enjoy your reading!
Which categories are most at risk of mesothelioma?
In order to develop mesothelioma, an important risk factor is certainly contact with certain substances. In fact, exposure to asbestos is particularly common for certain categories of workers.
In most cases, these are those who work every day with asbestos, which releases fibres that only increase the possible risk of developing lung cancer. People who work with ionising radiation may also be at risk of mesothelioma.
You also need to be very careful if you have a family member who works with substances such as asbestos, and the reason is very simple: asbestos fibres are also deposited on clothing, hair and other parts of the body. In this case we can refer to passive exposure, but it is also very harmful.
In order to protect oneself in this respect, it is necessary for those who work with asbestos not to take their work clothes home with them and to avoid contact with others if they do wear them.
Mention can also be made of the occurrence of mesothelioma due to genetic causes, precisely because of a mutation in the BAP1 gene, which is responsible for the onset of this disease when stressed.
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