We have long discussed the dangers that asbestos exposure presents. For several years, it has been known that mesothelioma is caused by contact with and prolonged exposure to the toxic substance, but there may be additional causes. Recent studies have shown that another fibrous material may lead to the lung disease as well.
Our previous post raised the concern over the lesser-known hazardous mineral erionite. A mineral present in several states across the U.S., erionite is thought to have some connection to the lung disease known as mesothelioma.
In the previous post, we saw how exposure to asbestos can lead to a disease known as mesothelioma. But recently concern has been raised over another mineral that may also cause mesothelioma: erionite.