causes of Mesothelioma

The major cause of Mesothelioma is working with asbestos.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, and is made up of crystalline fibres.

In areas where asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, instances of Mesothelioma cases can be higher than average; Cappadocia in central Turkey is one such region.

The use of asbestos became popular in the construction industry in the western world during the late nineteenth century because it was strong, heat resistant and sound absorbent.

Going back even further, it was noted by Pliny the Elder 2000 years ago that, slaves weaving it into cloth were known to develop lung problems.

IMPORTANT: This site is only intended to provide ther briefest of introductions to mesothelioma. If you have any concerns regarding your own health, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.