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Research finds mineral in road gravel is linked to mesothelioma

Researchers working at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center have discovered a mineral they believe causes mesothelioma. The mineral, erionite, is often used in road gravel. Erionite can come in contact with people’s lungs when constant traffic dislodges particles of the road’s surface into the air.

The study focused mainly on Dunn County, ND, where erionite has been used to make road gravel for decades. Other states like California, Arizona, Oregon, and Nevada may also be at high risk, but more research will need to be done to confirm.

Since exposure can take anywhere from 30-60 years before it causesĀ  mesothelioma, researchers believe there will be an increase in the number of cases in the coming years.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the mesothelioma lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-781-3955.

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