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Sources of Mesothelioma

Houston, Texas and across the nation

Where Does it Come From?

Exposure to or working with asbestos is the major risk factor for mesothelioma, accounting for 80 percent of the reported cases in the United States. Some cases, however, are reported for individuals with no known exposure to asbestos. In addition to mesothelioma, exposure to asbestos increases the risk of lung cancer, asbestosis (a noncancerous, chronic lung ailment), and other cancers, such as those of the larynx and kidney.

Measuring the Risk of Exposure

The risk of asbestos-related disease increases with heavier exposure to asbestos and longer exposure time increases the risk of mesothelioma. However, some individuals with only brief exposures have developed mesothelioma, while not all workers who are heavily exposed to asbestos will develop asbestos-related diseases.

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The Affect on Smokers

Smoking does not appear to increase the risk of mesothelioma, but the combination of smoking and asbestos exposure significantly increases a person's risk of developing cancer of the air passageways in the lung.

The Impact on Family Members

There is some evidence that family members and others living with asbestos workers may have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma. This risk may be from exposure to the asbestos dust brought home on the clothing and hair of asbestos workers.

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