Coronavirus Mesothelioma Impacts
A preliminary study shows that those with mesothelioma have an increased risk of fatal complications if the patient contracts COVID-19. Due to this, there will be almost 34,000 more deaths in those who have the cancer related to asbestos.
When the asbestos industry was booming, families of workers were at great risk. Workers often came home with asbestos fibers in their hair, work clothes, and tools. This exposed family members to the toxic substance and increasing their risk of related diseases.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) presented a Workers’ Home Contamination Study to Congress that showed “families of asbestos-exposed workers have been at increased risk of pleural, pericardial or peritoneal mesothelioma, lung cancer, cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, and nonmalignant pleural and parenchymal abnormalities as well as asbestosis.”
Occupations that are at high risk for exposure in older buildings include firefighters, contractors, demolition workers, electricians, and plumbers. But, bakers never even knew their profession exposed them to the deadly carcinogen.
COVID-19 and Mesothelioma
COVID-19 impacts the lungs and makes it difficult to breathe. Mesothelioma naturally suppresses the immune system and makes a victim more likely to be impacted by illnesses like the common cold and highly contagious coronavirus. Even minor symptoms can develop into life-threatening conditions.
A new study from University College London is following mesothelioma patients amid the pandemic. A majority have passed away. The study is still complete, however many physicians agree with the fundamentals of the study.
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