Mesothelioma Help: Dr. Philip Landrigan Weighs In: “Lifestyle Choices Can Make a Difference but Cannot Prevent Mesothelioma”

New York, NY
 – May 27, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

For the close to 3,000 Americans diagnosed with mesothelioma each year, prevention of the disease is not an option as they were often unwittingly exposed to asbestos, a toxic mineral, years ago as they worked for a living. Formed to improve communication and collaboration among workers interested in mesothelioma, the International Mesothelioma Interest Group reiterated their long-standing position, “there is no safe use of asbestos.” Dr. Philip Landrigan, Dean of Global Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, agrees and stated in a letter to Quebec Premier Jean Charest in an attempt to halt reopening the Jeffrey Mine that “there is no safe exposure level [of asbestos]. It goes on killing for generations.” Learn More