Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

Anne Li                                                                                    September 30th, 2017                             anne2001.li@gmail.com


The UK had a lot to do to pick itself up after the devastation of World War II. And asbestos, then a wonder insulation material, had a big part to play. Being both heat and fire resistant, asbestos was lapped up by manufacturing industries, and ploughed into everything from homes and their appliances to ships and cars. Sadly, the microscopic fibres of asbestos that workers were breathing in would go on to cause a different kind of devastation in the years to come. It wasn’t long before patterns of disease in these workers began to arouse suspicion, and in 1960 its link with a type of cancer called mesothelioma was first documented.


See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/09/26/mesothelioma-awareness-day-how-research-is-tackling-the-deadly-legacy-of-asbestos/

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