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Old 09-19-2005, 01:22 PM   #4
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Re: Possibly exposed to asbestos at work?

The point that I was trying to make is that we all get occasional exposure to asbestos, but it has been determined that smoking apparently makes everything worse and increases the risk of illness. Many, dare I say, most victims of asbestosis and mesothelioma are/were smokers.

By not smoking (a habit we can avoid), we decrease the chances that minor exposure to asbestos (which we can't avoid) will turn into asbestosis or mesothelioma.

That said, I am still appalled that asbestos has not been banned in the US as it has been in Europe.

Write to your representatives in Congress about this, I did.