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Asbestos, America’s Legal Killer: Asbestos Is a Known Carcinogen
Asbestos is a known and very serious carcinogen.
What does that mean?
The short definition is:
medical : a substance that can cause cancer
The long definition is:
carcinogen: any substance that is directly involved in causing cancer. Carcinogens may cause cancer by damaging the human genome or disrupting the cellular metabolic process — two things you do not want to happen.
Now remember that childhood math equation? If a = b and b = c, then a = c?
How about this:
If asbestos is a carcinogen
And if carcinogens cause cancer,
Then asbestos causes cancer.
It’s a fact — and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), World Health Organization, U.S. Surgeon General (2013) and the International Labor Organization have all said it.