Dental technicians at risk of asbestos cancer


Dental technicians

A report stated that dentists should be careful as they are vulnerable to a higher than average risk of a cancer caused by asbestos called mesothelioma.

Website www. asbestos. net stated that this is possible as dentists are exposed to asbestos, which is used for their profession, as a lining material for casting rings.

Asbestos related disease might be developed by a continued exposure that naturally increases the concentration of asbestos fibers that are inhaled.

This warning follows after a dental technician from Eastbourne, east Sussex, died of the disease last month.

Edward Seviour diedat the age of 73 in August 2009. The dental equipment he used was thought to contain the asbestos.

He was diagnosed with mesotheliomain in 2008 after he consulted his GP about a chest infection.

Coroner, Alan Craze, recording a verdict of industrial disease, said, ‘I'm entirely satisfied in every respect that this death is due to industrial disease, caused by mesothelioma, 90 per cent of cases of which are caused by asbestos and exposure was while he was at work.'

Dental professionals who might have been exposed to asbestos are urged to consult their GP.

Latest News

Morgan Stanley to Trim Jobs in its Debt and Currencies Divisions
New Rule Restricts Federal Reserve’s Bailout Powers during Crisis
China’s Weak Manufacturing PMI Puts the Government’s Growth Target at Risk
Clean Energy Research to get Historic Investment during the United Nations
Investors Keenly Wait for OPEC Meeting; Oil Prices Move Up a Little
Amazon Testing Drones in Multiple International Locations
NextEra Agrees to Sell Two Texas Power Plants to Luminant
China’s Yuan Could be Named a Reserve Currency by the IMF
Rupert Murdoch Tweets Tribune Probably Selling Los Angeles Times
Black Friday Shopping “Uninspiring” in Brick and Mortar Stores; Shopping Trends
U.S. Crude Drops Further Due to Surplus Supply
CVC and CPPIB Outbid Others for a Possible Deal to Buy Petco for $4.7 Billion