Check out this infographic to find out how asbestos was used in many of our most beloved films.
Mesothelioma is a cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Though deadly, approximately 30 million pounds are still used each year today. Even worse—it can still be found in many old homes, schools and other buildings.
While asbestos fibers are invisible to the naked eye, prolonged exposure can lead to the diagnosis of this deadly disease some 20 to 50 years later. It is estimated that every year around 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma. And once diagnosed, they are given between 10 to 15 months to live.
In honor of National Mesothelioma Awareness Day yesterday, MesotheliomaHelp.org came up with an idea to raise awareness of this deadly disease by combining it with an element we’re all too familiar with-—Hollywood. To do this, they highlighted a handful of roles asbestos played in the showbiz realm—from it’s use on location to its use in actual production studios.
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