Mesothelioma is a cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, heart or abdomen. It is a rare yet aggressive disease, and Australia is one of the countries in the world where mesothelioma cases plague the people most. On an average, there are thirty diagnoses per one million people with a predicted 5% to 10% increase by 2020.
Although there are several factors that trigger mesothelioma, high asbestos exposure is one of them. In fact, it is the primary cause of mesothelioma amongst older adults. It is a dangerous illness as there can be decades between exposure and the development of cancer.
Discoveries for Early Detection
In Germany, there have been recent medical efforts in developing a blood test for mesothelioma that could aid in the early detection and better prognosis of cancer for patients exposed to asbestos. It involves calretinin, a blood-based protein that reacts when mesothelioma tumour cells are present.
Scientists found that the blood test is capable of identifying cases of basic mesothelioma 71% of the time, which is slightly more accurate than with mesothelin. When both calretinin and mesothelin were used together, the researchers saw 97% accuracy.
Preventing Mesothelioma with Asbestos Removal Services
Asbestos is a material that was commonly used in construction projects. While it may have been an excellent partner in construction, it is now known as a dangerous carcinogen.
Buildings and homes erected before 1980 most likely contain asbestos because of its popularity as a construction material during that time. Asbestos fibres are found in floor tiles, roofs, old ceilings and other insulating materials.
EOSH Consulting is aware of the importance of safety and overall health of our clients. We perform quality asbestos removals in Perth to ensure comprehensive and expert solutions. We are a team of individuals with years of experience in managing and eradicating asbestos in industrial sites.
From start to finish, our team responds quickly and efficiently to your asbestos removal needs. Call EOSH Consulting on 08 9288 1831 or visit our website for more details.