Asbestos now affecting third wave of victims

Quoted from http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/asbestos-now-affecting-third-wave-of-victims-20120330-1w25r.html

Asbestos now affecting third wave of victims

Stephanie Gardiner

March 30, 2012 – 1:41PM

Asbestos ... the number of mesothelioma sufferers continues to rise.

Asbestos … the number of mesothelioma sufferers continues to rise. Photo: Peter Rae

 

Adventurer Lincoln Hall famously defied death on the world’s highest mountain, but what eventually caused his demise was something so small he could not even see it.

Mr Hall, 56, famous for his Mount Everest expeditions and his near death experience below the summit in 2006, died last week from mesothelioma, linked to asbestos cement flat sheets used to build cubby houses with his father as a child.

Mr Hall was part of what is known as the third wave of mesothelioma sufferers; those who were exposed to asbestos fibres not as miners or workers, but as “bystanders”.

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