Asbestos Already Banned

The using of asbestos material is banned in several countries, because of several cases have founded people sick because of asbestos effect. Since asbestos related disease has been identified by medical profession in the late 1920s, workers compensation cases were filed and resolved in secrecy, with a flood of litigation starting in the United States in the 1970s. Mainly in individually brought cases for terminal cases of asbestosis and cancers.

Some countries that already banned using of asbestos material as follows:
  • International law
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
And some diseases have known causes by asbestos as below:
  1. Asbestosis - A lung disease first found in textile workers, asbestosis is a scarring of the lung tissue from an acid produced by the body's attempt to dissolve the fibers. The scarring may eventually become so severe that the lungs can no longer function. The latency period (meaning the time it takes for the disease to develop) is often 10–20 years.
  2. Mesothelioma - A cancer of the mesothelial lining of the lungs and the chest cavity, the peritoneum (abdominal cavity) or the pericardium (a sac surrounding the heart). Unlike lung cancer, mesothelioma has no association with smoking[ The only established causal factor is exposure to asbestos or similar fibers. The latency period for mesothelioma may be 20–50 years. The prognosis for mesothelioma is grim, with most patients dying within 12 months of diagnosis.
  3. Cancer - Cancer of the lung, gastrointestinal tract, kidney and larynx have been linked to asbestos. The latency period for cancer is often 15–30 years.
  4. Diffuse pleural thickening


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