Where Veterans Can Find Help for Mesothelioma

Baron and Budd salutes the selfless sacrifices made by members of the armed forces, fighting for the freedoms we enjoy as U.S. citizens. Our veterans put their lives on the line to protect us, which makes it all the more abhorrent to learn that they may not have been afforded the same protection.

Decades ago, Navy dockyards used asbestos extensively. At that time, the harmful effects of asbestos were not yet known – at least not entirely. Ships were routinely built using asbestos-containing materials. When these ships were repaired or overhauled, asbestos fibers were unknowingly released into the air where they were inhaled by service men and women. Once inhaled, these harmful fibers can become lodged in the lining of the lungs, causing extensive damage and leading to cancer. This cancer affects the mesothelium of certain internal organs – most often, the lungs. Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer, caused almost exclusively by asbestos exposure.

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