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Grim Report Linking Carpenters and Mesothelioma Comes Out of UK

According to a report released by Cancer Research UK and the British Health and Safety Executive, an astounding 1 in 17 UK carpenters born in the 1940s are expected to die of mesothelioma, the cancer caused by asbestos exposure.  Additionally, plumbers, electricians, and decorators from the same demographics have a 1 in 50 chance of developing life-threatening mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer, and although there are other ways to get it, approximately 90% of mesothelioma cases stem from asbestos exposure.

While these sobering statistics are true only in Britain, they serve to underscore the danger of frequent asbestos exposure and the emphasize the dangers faced by anyone who handled it in a professional setting.

If you or someone you love has experienced health issues as a result of exposure to asbestos, contact us or visit www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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