I received a communication from Mr.
asking me if I would publish articles on Mesothelioma ,a form of Cancer in my blog.
I had written a couple of articles on Cancer and I felt Cancer in any form, more than any thing else, needs awareness.
I am happy to publish their Guest blog and as I understand there is more to follow.
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Though asbestos is used to manufacture several man-made products, it is in fact a naturally-occurring, fibrous mineral. Asbestos is considered toxic because airborne fibers can be inhaled or ingested and cause tissue damage that can lead to cancer development.
While the presence of asbestos is prevalent in manmade materials, few people know that this hazardous mineral can be present in state parks and even in the soil and rocks in the communities where they live.
When asbestos is found in the environment in its natural form, it is called naturally occurring asbestos (NOA).
Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA)
Naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) is found in the environment in ultramafic rock, including serpentine rock and near fault zones. NOA is typically not dangerous unless disturbed, but high levels of human activity and natural weathering can cause the rocks to break and release microscopic asbestos fibers into the air.
In California, the Sierra foothills, Klamath Mountains and coastal mountain ranges contain large deposits of ultramafic rock. Clear Creek Management Area, a popular park for off-roading, hiking and camping is one of the largest naturally occurring asbestos sites in the world. The high level of human activity in the area may disturb asbestos-containing soil and rocks, and pose a threat to visitors to the area.
In countries like Canada, China and Russia, NOA is mined in large quantities. In the city of Asbest, Russia, nearly half a million tons of asbestos is mined each year. As a result of the mining process, fibers are released into the air causing miners and those who live near the mine to develop several asbestos-related diseases.
When damaged products containing asbestos are incorrectly dumped or handled, asbestos can be released into the environment and become a health risk. In India, ship-breakers dismantle old, asbestos-laden ships that once belonged to other countries, endangering unsuspecting workers.
Reducing Exposure to Asbestos in the Environment
Since asbestos is usually only dangerous when disturbed, there are precautions people can take to enjoy the outdoors safely:
• Walk, run or hike on paved trails
• Pave walkways, driveways or roadways that may contain asbestos-containing rock
• Wet garden soil before working in it to prevent airborne fibers
• Cover asbestos-containing rock or soil in gardens and yards with mulch or asbestos-free soil
• Keep windows and doors closed on windy days and during nearby construction
While some areas are known to contain asbestos, the only way to know if there is asbestos in the soil or rock near your home is to have it tested.
Bio: Michelle Llamas is a writer for the Mesothelioma Center. She is committed to generating awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and providing information regarding breakthroughs in mesothelioma treatment.
The Guest Blog is from www. asbestos. com