Erionite Exposure and Mesothelioma Cancer
Although less well known than the mineral asbestos, erionite is that when exposing natural carcinogens in the long term and repeatedly can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer and other deadly diseases. Exposure to erionite more important to the environment. A person affected by mesothelioma from exposure to erionite usually stay near the mineral deposits in significant numbers.
Through laboratory tests on animals show that exposure to erionite has been shown to have a higher risk of developing cancer such as mesothelioma lung than other minerals that were tested included asbestos. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to light erionite more rapidly than asbestos exposure.
Exposure to Erionite
Erionite is asbestiform is a natural mineral from guning high fibrous volcanic mineral with similar properties to asbestos. Zeolite mineral erionite is like a serpentine or amphibole asbestos. Erionite not in ijijnkan in the United States in commercial use such a wide variety of other asbestos minerals.
Usually the trace amounts of erionite have been found in other zeolite products such as water softeners or water purification systems. Nevertheless exposure to erionite more from mines other zeolite or through exposure to the natural environment. Traces of erionite in the zeolite products may cause exposure to low levels, although demikain is not known whether this product can cause mesothelioma.
If generally associated with asbestos exposure in which a person engaged in the manufacture, handling or installation of asbestos products. Then came the repeated inhalation of asbestos particles that have the potential of developing cancer mesothelioma and other asbestos cancers. However, upon exposure to erionite, the majority caused by environmental exposure associated where a person lives near or around precipitate erionite.
Known throughout the world there are deposits of erionite in Germany, New Zealand, Russia, Japan, Kenya, Turkey and Italy. In the United States most of the erionite deposits located in the West, especially in Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, California, Wyoming, North Dakota and Utah.
The high rate of mesothelioma
A small village in Turkey named Tuzkoy have erionite exposure levels were very high for the environment and can lead to the growth of malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer and other lung diseases. With the excessive concentration of erionite deposits in the area around Tuzkoy, the exposure comes from inhaling the fibrous mineral. Erionite particles occurs naturally through the dust surrounding air.
A small portion of the villagers have been using boxes of erionite as a cooler to store food. Exposure to erionite particles can contribute to a safe stored. However, most cases of mesothelioma in Tuzkoy is mainly due to exposure to the environment than the food storage boxes.
"City of Cancer" has a fairly high rate of mortality due to pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma is caused almost seventy times that of the average annual mortality. Studies have shown that erionite deposits adjacent to the region cause.
Compared with asbestos still little is known about erionite exposure. Many health organizations around the world are aggressively studying the health effects of this mineral
As a natural carcinogens, erionite effect to someone through a process similar to asbestos. Through prolonged exposure and inhalation of breath, erionite particles settle specifically into the lung or in general into the mesothelium, the lining of internal organs. Finally erionite particles embedded trigger carcinogenesis or transformation of normal cells into cancer cells.
Moreover, the incubation period of erionite in the lungs and mesothelium similar to asbestos, ie from 10-20 years. Symptoms of mesothelioma caused by erionite also similar to asbestos such as shortness of breath, pain in the chest wall and weight loss.
Research has shown that low-level exposure to erionite levels have a higher risk of cancer than the growth of mineral asbestos exposure. Basically, it takes the number of erionite particles far smaller than asbestos to cause cancer.
Whether it is caused by erionite or asbestos, which definitely mesothelioma disease is destroyed. Since the discovery of the relationship between exposure to erionite, and the incidence of mesothelioma is high, many in the scientific and medical fields start doing in-depth research. Mineral asbestos for commercial applications has indeed been used, but the impact on the environment exposure to erionite is more deadly than at work. As in Tuzkoy, breathing the air in the surrounding environment erionite deposits can cause mesothelioma.
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