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Old 05-02-2008, 08:50 PM
Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
I had to look up Mesothelioma. Thanks to Wiki:

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos.[1] In this disease, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs. Its most common site is the pleura (outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity), but it may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) or the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart).

Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles, or have been exposed to asbestos dust and fibre in other ways, such as by washing the clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos, or by home renovation using asbestos cement products. Unlike lung cancer, there is no association between mesothelioma and smoking.

Very sad! That pic of him was from Not Another Teen Movie, which I find hilarious!
That's what Steve McQueen died of too. They attributed it to his time as a Merchant Marine. Apparently his bunk was on top and he got a face full asbestos insulation every night.
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