Asbestos Hazard Alert
HAZARD & HEALTH RISK
“It is now obvious ONE inhalation of asbestos dust can cause mesothelioma” Professor Jim Nuezil, Griffith University School of Medicine. For the past three years the Asbestos Related Disease Support Society of Queensland has financed a research project into treatment of asbestos related cancer. Through this research, medical experts have identified that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos.
It is now obvious that just one inhalation of asbestos dust can cause mesothelioma.
Griffith University school of medical science Professor Jiri Neuzil said the project into how certain small molecules could target mitochondria and kill mesothelioma cancer cells could save lives.
There has been some discussion about a so-called safe level of asbestos but it is now obvious one inhalation of asbestos dust can cause mesothelioma," he said.
"The problem is that it's a very aggressive type of tumour and the diagnosis can often come very late - it could be 40 years between exposure to asbestos and the diagnosis."
It is believed that asbestos fibres penetrate the lungs and the needle-shaped fibres lodge themselves into the surrounding tissue and cause damage, which over a long period of time causes mutations and even tumours.
He added no cure had yet been found for cancer caused by asbestos.
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Published: 25 Jun 2013
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