Action Mesothelioma Day is Friday 2 July 2021. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer usually caused by breathing in asbestos dust. Mesothelioma takes a long time to develop. It’s normal for people to get the first symptoms 30 to 40 years after they were first exposed to asbestos. You can help support Mesothelioma Day by making donations to British Lung Foundation. Find out more here.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a Respiratory Disease and is a type of cancer that begins to grow in the lining of certain organs. Most commonly it affects the lining of the lungs (called the pleura). But it can also affect the lining of the abdomen or the lining of the heart. This information focuses on mesothelioma of the chest, sometimes called malignant pleural mesothelioma.
For decades, Asbestos-related diseases have been responsible for the loss in quality of life & death for the UK’s working class. The construction and manufacturing industries were well aware of the dangers asbestos use implied, yet its demand kept growing and growing because of its industrial applications.
If you’d like to speak to a member of our team on how we can provide support for Asbestos-Related cases, see more information about our Industrial Disease Reports