Increase of Abestos-Related Diseases
Asbestos-related diseases are increasing in the United States of America and some other important countries, because the workers were exposed to asbestos for this mineral, which is the main risk factor for developing the asbestos disease. The Occupational Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) helps you discover whether you are entitled to compensation if you worked exposed to asbestos. For example, the compensation could be millions of dollars.
This is important because when you are sick do not have enough time to think about your cause disease, since you’ve never thought of being sick with pain and with so much danger to health, in that moment you just want to work.
For example, in Ontario, Canada, there is a workplace safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) that oversees your state of safety education and workplace training, provides disability benefits, monitors the quality of healthcare, and assist in return to work quickly and safely. This could be very useful in the prevention of the disease.
Workers most at risk of developing asbestos-related disease are power plant workers, the miners of asbestos and talc, shipyard workers, auto mechanics break, demolition workers, pipe fitters, insulation workers, boilermakers and workers who are products that contain asbestos as refractory bricks, fire retardant paints, and asbestos cement.
The most common asbestos-related diseases are such as: asbestosis, mesothelioma, benign pleural diseases, pleural plaques, lung cancer and mesothelioma cancer.
There is no cure for most of the diseases listed above, but there are treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, as with other types of cancer. There are too many alternative therapies such as reiki and others, but their results are inconclusive.
There are also ways to prevent the high risk of inhalation of asbestos fibers when working with this material.