Mesothelioma is a terrible killer disease in which the mesothelium cells start dividing rapidly and start to other cells survive. The malignant form leads to immediate death, but benignly not cause death. However, it affects the patient throughout his life. There is no known cure for mesothelioma. The mesothelioma case is well known. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers and asbestos dust. When asbestos is mined, manufactured and used, many asbestos dust is released. This powder contains asbestos fibers minute, which are light and invisible. When inhaled, they move along the body organ. Organs of the body have an outer layer called the mesothelium lining. When this layer is in contact with the asbestos fibers or asbestos dust, reacts negatively. Start dividing rapidly. In addition, the life span of cells increase mesothelial. This causes tumors in the body and this condition is called mesothelioma. Mesothelioma spells "death." There is no known cure for this horrible disease and the only step that can be taken to control the spread of this disease is to impose a total ban on the mining, manufacture and use of asbestos worldwide.
UK was the first country to ban asbestos. While most western countries accepted the harmful effects of asbestos, the East refused to see the light. One of the country was waking up too late
Japan. The main reason for this was the irresponsibility and apathy of Japanese officials. The immediate monetary gains made the blind to future Japan harmful effects of asbestos. Japan has neglected public health completely and it was only in 2002 that Japan imposed a complete ban on all types of asbestos. Even this step has been taken by Japan just after pressurized USA to take this step. Japan is the world's second largest economy. The people of Japan are rich and educated, but public health has been ignored. If this is the situation in Japan, then shudder to think of the situation in other countries of the East.
In addition, over 50% of men are smokers in Japan. Smoking and exposure to asbestos increases the chances of contracting mesothelioma. Thus, it is expected that more than one lakh people will die in Japan due to mesothelioma, mesothelioma by the year 2040 has a very long latency period. The time interval between exposure to asbestos and the onset of the disease in Japan is about 20 to 30 years. Japan started using asbestos in the late 19th century again, Japan is not MINE asbestos. It imported asbestos. Only during World War II, Japan did not import asbestos. Now all these mines are closed. The import of asbestos has increased in Japan during the period 1960 - 1980. The exorbitant amount of asbestos imports in Japan was 352.160 tons in 1974.
After that, Japan has started to wake up slowly to the harmful effects of asbestos. One by one, each type of asbestos was banned. In 1988, blue asbestos was banned in the first place. After that, in 1993, the brown asbestos was banned. For years, Japan has argued that white asbestos is not harmful if used with appropriate safeguards. Finally, only in 2002, white asbestos was banned. However, buildings, joints, industrial ropes, etc. as the asbestos used in its manufacture still exist. A total ban on asbestos in Japan will take a few years to become a reality.
Although Japan was late to act, the first case of asbestosis was recorded in Japan in 1937 themselves. In 1960, the first case of lung cancer due to asbestos exposure was recorded in Japan. In addition, the first case of mesothelioma in Japan was recorded in 1973. Nearly 6 people die each year per million inhabitants in Japan due to mesothelioma. And for all cases of mesothelioma are two cases of lung cancer related to asbestos. Even with these shocking statistics, Japan was too slow to take any appropriate action. It was only after enormous pressure imposed by the United States that Japan has decided to ban all types of asbestos. Most cases of mesothelioma are not notified too.