Tuesday, June 30, 2009

question and answer

We are up early this morning. After I gave the little man his first cup of milk I let him watch Nick, Jr. I am currently online when I encountered the word mesothelioma and asbestos and since the husband is within hearing distance I asked him what it is since I have heard and read this word often enough. I could have easily searched it online but I always ask him first if he heard about it. He said it is a form of cancer which results from the exposure of asbestos and a number of people are afflicted with it because it was used by manufacturers in the late 19th century. I thought about lead and the scare it gave me just a few years ago when I heard about it but it seemed like this is another story. I don't know if there is any known and effective Mesothelioma treatment or how people live with this deadly disease caused by a chemical which was very useful at one time. I can only hope it can be treated. It is scary to even think about.

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