Ban Use Of Lung Cancer Causing Asbestos in Sri Lanka and SARC Nations
- SARC Region Governments
ASBESTOS CAUSE LUNG CANCER. JOIN THIS GROUP TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THIS HIDDEN CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER and LOBBY SARC GOVERNMENTS TO BAN THE USE OF ASBESTOS, BE IT WHITE, BROWN OR BLUE ASBESTOS. AS ALL TYPES OF ASBESTOS CAUSE CANCER.
Malignant mesothelioma (pronounced "mez-o-theel-e-oh-ma"), also known as "asbestos cancer," is a rare form of cancer found in the lining of the chest, lungs, or abdomen.
MESOTHELIOMA ASBESTOS CANCER is ONE of the DEADLIEST FORMS of CANCER today, with a Mortality Rate so High that EIGHT out of TEN of Those Diagnosed PASS AWAY Within a YEAR of Their Diagnosis. Because of this distressing statistic and the close link between asbestosis and mesothelioma, Anyone with the former disease must be monitored closely at all times so that mesothelioma lung and abdominal cancer can be caught as early as possible.
Lamentably, the authorities in the SARC region have turned a blind eye to this silent killer sitting on our roof tops, as they have been misled to believe that ONLY blue and brown varieties of asbestos cause cancer and not the WHITE asbestos that is more widely used in Sri Lanka and the SARC region. This is a false premise.
ACCORDING TO THE NEW SCIENTIST REPORT FROM AUSTRALIA WHITE ASBESTOS IS AS BAD AS BLUE AND BROWN ASBESTOS.
The Australian study - regarded as the most extensive of its kind yet - makes the link difficult to refute. White asbestos alone was found in the lungs of 14 of 221 cases studied. All three common types of asbestos, white (chrysotile), blue (crocidolite) and brown (amosite), were in the lungs of about 70 per cent of the cases (146 of the 221).
The risk of developing mesothelioma from white asbestos was about seven times that from brown asbestos, but about half that of blue, the researchers concluded. The risk of developing mesothelioma from white asbestos increases by 15.7 times for every tenfold increase in the concentration of fibres in the lung. For blue asbestos, the risk increases by 29.4, and for brown by 2.3. Much larger doses of white asbestos would be needed to cause the disease because chrysotile is more readily expelled from the lungs than the other forms of asbestos.
Please sign this petition to get ALL ASBESTOS banned from our nations, as the population is oblivious to the hidden danger in putting asbestos on their roofs, and schools and hospitals and other public buildings are built with tax payers money using this deadly material. We need to realize the risk and get it BANNED. Many alternative roofing and safer construction materials are available in our nations, and thus we do not need ASBESTOS.
We the undersigned, call on all elected Governments in the SARC (South Asia Region) countries to immediately BAN ALL USE OF ASBESTOS in public and private buildings and in the construction and building materials industry itself, including all mining and processing of asbestos, as it causes a deadly lung cancer known as
Mesothelioma or Meso.
This petition is made after considering the latest scientific and medical evidence that has proven that WHITE Asbestos is as harmful as Brown and Blue Asbestos. All three common types of asbestos, white (chrysotile), blue (crocidolite) and brown (amosite), were in the lungs of about 70 per cent of the lung cancer cases (146 of the 221) studied by doctors recently. Six minerals are defined as "asbestos" including: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite, and they are used in processing construction products.
Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer almost always caused by asbestos exposure. Within a year or so of becoming diagnosed, a patient can die from the incurable disease. The 15 to 50 year latency period from asbestos exposure to onset has meant the number of people that will continue being diagnosed with the illness is expected to rise over the next couple decades. Asbestos is not only known to cause MESOTHELIOMA CANCER but is ONE of the DEADLIEST FORMS of CANCER today, with a Mortality Rate so High that EIGHT out of TEN of Those Diagnosed PASS AWAY Within a YEAR of Their Diagnosis.
We the undersigned, therefore request all health authorities to alert the medical practitioners and patient community about the risk of being exposed to already installed asbestos materials, and for SARC Governments to institute an immediate ban and also take remedial measures to replace the existing asbestos installations.
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The Ban Use Of Lung Cancer Causing Asbestos in Sri Lanka and SARC Nations petition to SARC Region Governments was written by chris dharmakirti and is in the category Health at GoPetition.