First, until this article made there is no medical technique to cure this disease or even to significantly slow its effect. Usually 75% of patients die within 18 months of the first signs of the disease. A Lucky patient could survive for approximately 24 months.
Second, is the long latency period between exposure to asbestos, the cause of the disease. Latency runs 15 to 50 years, meaning that you may have been exposed to asbestos long before the first serious signs of the disease manifest themselves. Recent Studies showed the average reported latency is approximately 35-40 years.
Now the big question is how to protect your family? Considering asbestos used in many building in United States and according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as many as 733,000 schools and public buildings still contain asbestos.
Until now we are able to point to a single root source, asbestos exposure, you should take necessary precautions to avoid contraction of the disease from affecting your family. For example you could contact your children local scholl district now to ensure your children did not exposed to asbestos.
In 1986 Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, which required public and private nonprofit schools to inspect their buildings for asbestos-containing materials. However, recent inspection showed that numerous schools still have not taken the necessary steps to eliminate the potential for asbestos exposure.
You should ask your child's school district to have a copy of documentation that proper steps have been taken to remove asbestos from building. For more information about the school contractor research via the internet and Better Business Bureau to ensure that the contractor has a good track record. More information about mesothelioma can be found at http://mesothelioma-cancer-center.blogspot.com , one of top blogs about mesothelioma.
About The Author:
One of Leon Reinhart's close friend died because of mesothelioma. Since then he has write several article about mesothelioma cancer, mesothelioma treatment, and mesothelioma lawyer which you could find on his blog at http://mesothelioma-cancer-center.blogspot.com. His blog are considered one of top blogs about Mesothelioma Cancer.