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Asbestos Worker Dies of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

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A worker in a Spanish city of Lezo, who worked with asbestos forty years ago, dies of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma raising concerns of how dangerous asbestos can be for health. The female worker was 80 years old, which shows how late in life asbestos and mesothelioma cancer can come to haunt you.

Carmen Saizar was in contact with asbestos in the 60s, while working at a sawmill in Lezo of Spain. In the sawmill where she worked, there were some asbestos-coated furnaces that were used to dry wood. Cancer causing substances were insight asbestos causing Carmen's Mesothelioma cancer later in her life when she was 80 years old. The case shows that Mesothelioma cancer may become apparent decades after exposure to Asbestos.

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The woman had contacted Occupational Health agency CCOO in 2008 after decades of contact with asbestos. The agency had issues a report recognizing the occupational origin of her Mesothelioma cancer and total disability.

CCOO notes that this sad case joins the long list of people who have not yet received any recognition of their illnesses of these type that their Mesothelioma cancers have occupational origin.

The Spanish newspaper GARA reports that asbestos are still used during the production process in some companies of the Basque region. This is despite the fact, that dangerous dangerous effects of asbestos are known since the last century. The International Labor Organization has raised its concern that each year still many people die around the world from Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma because of contact with asbestos.

Written by Armen Hareyan