Living with Mesothelioma – When this interview was taped, Craig Kozicki had been living with peritoneal mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure, for 9 years. In this mesothelioma video, his wife Shelly gives the most recent news about his heroic fight against mesothelioma as of 2007. Sadly, on April 1, 2009, Craig Kozicki passed away, ending his courageous fight against mesothelioma. Learn more about Shelly Kozicki’s story by viewing this video at http If you have questions about dealing with mesothelioma, call us at 866-404-5805 or e-mail us at
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Automotive Industry – Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Workers in the automotive industry may have been affected by asbestos exposure and resulting health problems including mesothelioma cancer. It has been estimated that over 6000000 mechanics have been exposed to asbestos brake dust since 1940, and these exposures have resulted in almost 600 asbestos-related cancer deaths every year. Automotive Jobs at High Risk for Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma The automotive industry has been regarded as one of the more hazardous working environments due to the high volume of confirmed asbestos exposures, particularly among mechanics. Asbestos-containing auto products can release fibers and dust into the air when disturbed, which when inhaled can lead to a number of health problems including asbestosis and the following cancers: mesothelioma, lung, esophageal, gastrointestinal, laryngeal, and pharyngeal. Unfortunately, many of these asbestos exposures could have been prevented if auto workers had simply been given the proper training and safety equipment. The following automotive jobs have been affected by asbestos exposures and resulting mesothelioma: Auto Mechanics Auto Plant Workers Asbestos Products in the Automotive Industry Asbestos was used in a few different areas of an automobile primarily because of its resistance to heat and friction, but also for a resistance to electrical damage, chemical damage, and its tensile strength. The automobile products most
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