Although the dangers of asbestos are well known, Canada has continued to export the material to developing countries such as India, Pakistan and Vietnam. In continuing to export and sell asbestos to these countries, Canada is allowing the same problems with mesothelioma that the US and UK are facing to unroll.
Prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to the terrible cancer called mesothelioma. The latency period between exposure and the first symptoms of mesothelioma can be up to fifty years. If these developing countries continue to use asbestos, there will be a large number of mesothelioma victims half a century down the line.
Just as it could happen to other countries, the US is facing growing diagnosis of mesothelioma because of the high use of asbestos decades ago. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-220-9341.