Mesothelioma Treatment Centers in South Dakota
Because of its low population density, South Dakota has a relatively low rate of fatalities from asbestos related diseases. However, between 1980 and 2000, 63 residents of South Dakota lost their lives to asbestos disease. Most of these courageous men and women lost a tough fight against mesothelioma cancer. While this rate is comparatively low, it is still 63 more people than should ever die from this avoidable disease. Asbestos, though prized for its industrial attributes, has long been identified as hazardous carcinogen. Unfortunately, many industries have chosen profit over the lives of their loyal workers, allowing asbestos use to threaten their well being and the health of their families.
The Asbestos Threat
Asbestos, which can be found in numerous products—including safety gear, building materials, electrical wiring, insulation, and more—becomes a health threat when it is somehow compromised and the asbestos fibers become friable (or crushable). At this point, people who come in contact with these tiny invisible particles can inhale or ingest them. Asbestos infiltrates the body and can cause major damage including the tearing and scarring of lung tissue (a potentially fatal disease called asbestosis) or malignant mutation of the tissues lining the lungs, heart, and abdominal organs, a cancer called mesothelioma. These serious diseases can take years or even decades to develop after being exposed to asbestos.
Location of Asbestos in South Dakota
In addition to some sites of natural asbestos, South Dakota’s main risk areas for asbestos exposure include:
- Mechanical repair facilities (including auto repair shops)
- Power generation plants
- Older residential and public buildings and construction sites
If you are worried about the effects of asbestos exposure on the health of you or a loved one, it is a good idea to speak with a qualified health care professional with experience diagnosing and treating people with asbestos cancer diseases. A South Dakota mesothelioma treatment center can take care of your health care needs, while a legal professional looks after your legal interests. Please contact mesothelioma treatment center to speak with a qualified South Dakota mesothelioma attorney.
South Dakota Mesothelioma Treatment Center Information
1305 West 18th Street
PO Box 5039
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117-5039