Mesothelioma is a disease where the cells of mesothelium becomes not normal and divide out of control. Mesothelioma is a deadly disease, and currently there are no scientific prove that shows what is the real cause of this deadly disease. Most of scientists and doctors believe that this mesothelioma caused by asbestos.
For decades the cause of mesothelioma disease has been under study. It is recorded that nine out of ten case of mesothelioma disease caused by exposure by asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral which is widely used in many construction materials, such as brake pads and thousands products of daily life. During the sixties the first connection between asbestos and mesothelioma disease is known. In the past asbestos was used in constructions, ship building, and in household appliances.
When asbestos is damaged, it releases microscopic dust that can be inhaled by the worker or someone near the asbestos. The fibers so small and whenever it accidentally inhaled they can easily enters the smallest parts of our lung. Once inside the body, the defense mechanism that we have inside tries to remove them, which this can leads into inflammation in the lung tissue. This event suspected as the mesothelioma cause.
Usually mesothelioma disease does not develop until years after the asbestos exposure. Approximately, it can take time from ten until sixty or seventy years after the exposure, tough the average is around thirty to forty years. Sometimes mesothelioma disease can occur in people who are never exposed to asbestos. The mesothelioma cause until now still cannot be fully understood, in rare case the mesothelioma cause can be related to the radiation exposure. However most of us already have made a contact with asbestos whether it is intended or not intended. Commonly people that diagnosed with a mesothelioma disease are working in a place that has high exposure to asbestos.