Tuesday, July 22, 2014

H/S (part 1) - A Moment for Mesothelioma


Ever hear of Nellie Kershaw?

She was an English absestos-textile worker who lived in the early 20th century.  Chances are her life would have gone unnoticed by most of the world if it weren't for the cause of her untimely demise.  She became the subject of the first published account of death due to asbestosis in 1924.  One account of her tragic story can be found here:  The Female Face of Britain's Asbestos Catastrophe

Asbestosis can lead to Mesothelioma.  (For the relationship and differences between the two, check:  Difference Between Mesothelioma and Asbestosis.)  And the short video clip below explains this most aggressive type of cancer:

More videos can be found at this youtube site:  Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance


In July, we celebrate military heroes with such holidays as Independence Day (July 4th) and days of note, like the Moon Landing (July 20, 1969).  As this month ends, may we also note that mesothelioma, as well as illnesses related to exposure to asbestos, has hit veterans and industrial workers very hard - like the first recorded case of Nellie Kershaw.

Concern for veterans and workers starts my new thread - Health and Safety (H/S) - with an awareness of this killer and ways to join the fight to overcome it.  In future posts, may the theme continue:

* Embrace Life
* Be safe

For more information about the subject of this post, please feel free to refer to this site:  Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance | The Authority on Asbestos Cancer



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