March 1, 2007 Report on Mesothelioma

A Report to the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety states
that 1/3 of US asbestos illness (mesothelioma) victims are Navy Veterans.

The announcement is from the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

The entire report can be obtained HERE

An exerpt from the first page of the section by Dr. Harvey I. Pass states:

"...Mesothelioma takes 30 years to exhibit symptoms, or roughly between 10 and 50 years
from the time of the asbestos exposure. The mesothelioma victims of today built our
country as pipe fitters, insulators, boilermakers, electricians and shipbuilders, among
others and a third of today’s mesothelioma victims served the United States on Navy
ships or in shipyards..."

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