Chronic exposure to asbestos cause serious medical disorders such as asbestosis and exposure even for short duration can lead to mesothelioma, sometime as late as 30 years after exposure.
Millions of Americans have served in the armed forces and most of them are at risk of exposure to asbestos, which is the only known and proven cause of mesothelioma. Armed forces veterans face health hazards such as exposure to asbestos, during their service to nation. The risk of development of mesothelioma remains for as long as 30 years after retiring from service.
Some studies show as much as 30% of the mesothelioma (mesothelioma and asbestosis) suffers in America are veterans; both of these are incurable disease. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer and asbestosis is a lung disease where the disease progress despite treatment and removal of causative factor.
Most of the branches in the armed forces of United States use asbestos in the equipments and veterans handling these equipments are at great risk of mesothelioma. The reason of the rampant use of asbestos in the military equipments is the incredible heat- and fire-resistant property. So for decades asbestos was used rampantly, before the discovery of asbestos as the major causative factor in asbestosis and the only known cause of mesothelioma cancer. In most of the countries the use of asbestos is banned now and the banning came in slowly and step by step.
Military hard wares as well as many types of military equipments such as planes, ships were built using asbestos for its incredible heat- and fire-resistant property, to prevent potential fires as these equipments have to endure high temperature. In ships (war ships) the use of asbestos was highest in the engine and boiler rooms, but unfortunately asbestos was also used in other locations where heat exposure is not a factor such as sleeping cabins and mess halls and due to these indiscriminate use of asbestos in ships the veterans from navy and marines are the worst hit by the deadly disease of mesotheliom and asbestos, as compare to other services such as army and air force.DISCLAIMER: THE STORY(s) DEPICTED ON THIS SITE AND THE PERSON(s) DEPICTED IN THE STORY ARE NOT REAL. RATHER, THIS FICTIONAL STORY IS BASED ON THE RESULTS THAT SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE USED THESE PRODUCTS HAVE ACHIEVED. THE RESULTS PORTRAYED IN THE STORY AND IN THE COMMENTS ARE ILLUSTRATIVE, AND MAY NOT BE THE RESULTS THAT YOU ACHIEVE WITH THESE PRODUCTS. THIS PAGE RECEIVES COMPENSATION FOR CLICKS ON OR PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS FEATURED ON THIS SITE.