A 35-year-old member asked:
can current materials like fiberglass or cellulose cause mesothelioma?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Craig Carter answered
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Mesothelioma is usually caused by asbestos exposure. There are two types of asbestos involved, the first which causes lung cancer and the second is associated with mesothelioma. Since this is the only thing clearly associated with mesothelioma, all other cases of mesothelioma occur with no clear cause. Asbestos exposure can cause cancer decades after exposure.
Answered on Jan 2, 2014
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