Asbestos is carcinogenic. In the United States alone, it is estimated that ten thousand people die each year of asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Asbestos has a synergistic effect with tobacco smoking in the causation of lung cancer.


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  • Asbestos Exposure: Questions and Answers
    ... Key Points “Asbestos” is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers (see Question 1). Exposure to asbestos may increase the risk of asbestosis, lung cancer, mesoth...
  • Mesothelioma: Questions and Answers
    ... Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs. Most people who develop me...