Asbestos is the name of a group of minerals that occur naturally as masses of strong, flexible fibers that can be divided into blue and thin fabrics. Asbestos was widely used in many industrial products including cement, brake linings, roof shingles, coatings, textiles and insulation. If small asbestos particles float in the air, especially during the manufacturing process, in May, inhalation, ingestion and can cause serious health problems. Besides Mesothelioma, exposure to asbestos increases the risk of lung cancer, asbestosis (a noncancerous, chronic lung diseases) and other cancers, such as the larynx and kidney.
The combination of smoking and significantly increase the exposure to asbestos of persons risk for developing cancer in the Airways (lung cancer, lung cancer). The Kent brand of cigarettes used asbestos in the filters for the first year of production in 1950, and some cases have caused Mesothelioma. Smoking modern cigarettes does not appear to increase the risk of Mesothelioma.
Some studies show that the monkey virus 40 (SV40) May act as a cofactor in the development of Mesothelioma