A new study by Japanese researches shows that there may be a new way to
help reduce the risk of developing deadly malignant
mesothelioma after asbestos exposure. In the experiment, the researchers exposed rats
to asbestos, presenting a pre-cancerous state. As with any asbestos exposure,
the rats developed all the stages of mesothelioma; inflammation, oxidative
stress, and iron level increase.
After the exposure, the rats were treated with desferal, an iron-removing
agent, injected in their abdomens. The researchers reported that the injection
was able to significantly decrease thickening of the peritoneum, as well
as the formation of scarring. It also decreased the oxidative stress and
amount of iron in tissues. These are all mesothelioma precursors.
The reason this showed significant impact is because research has shown
that iron has an impact on the growing mesothelioma cells. Elimination
of iron can help in a number of ways to reduce the risks involved with
developing mesothelioma. Because many old buildings were made with asbestos-containing
products, workers in those buildings, tenants, and those demolishing them
for construction are at a direct risk of exposure and the number of annual
mesothelioma cases is still high.
When a person develops mesothelioma, the amount of iron in the body increases
and overloads. This could be an indicator that iron has an impact on the
development of mesothelioma. By removing it from the system, you eliminate
one potential risk.
If you developed mesothelioma, you may have a right to file a claim. Let
our team work to determine the cause of the mesothelioma and who should
be held accountable. It is important to make sure you are well represented
in these difficult matters. At Worthington & Caron, our mesothelioma
attorneys have the necessary tools to help you move forward in the most
effective manner. We have connections to some of the top mesothelioma
doctors in the nation and we would be happy to help you.