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Speaking to Power
Avram Friedman, Executive Director of the Canary Coalition testifies at the Duke Energy Rate-hike hearing in Franklin, NC
A message from the Mesothelioma Center
The Relationship Between Air Quality, Asbestos Contamination, and Mesothelioma
At The Mesothelioma Center, we
strongly identify with the Canary Coalition’s mission statement. We
agree that everybody should have the right to breathe clean air –
especially air that’s free of asbestos.
Unfortunately, almost everybody
will inhale a few asbestos fibers over the course of their lives. For most
people, that exposure doesn’t lead to health problems. However, the Environmental
Protection Agency estimates that more
than 40,000 people have lost their lives to asbestos since 1979.
Researchers don’t fully
understand why some people become ill after exposure while others do not.
But while there is no such thing as “safe” asbestos exposure, science
does show that:
People who inhale higher amounts of asbestos are more likely
to develop related diseases.
People who routinely breathe asbestos-contaminated air
throughout their lives are more likely to become ill. Prolonged exposure
can be detrimental to a patient’s
• People with certain genetic traits may be pre-disposed to asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer.
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