What relationship is there with the USS Arizona and asbestos? Asbestos became common material for use in shipbuilding during the early part of the 20th century. Asbestos was prized for its resistance to fire, heat, water, and corrosion. It could be found in valves, boilers, gaskets, turbines, incinerators, engine rooms, hot water pipes, steam pipes,…
Tag Archives: Mesothelioma
Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common type of malignant mesothelioma. It occurs in the protective lining of the abdomen called the peritoneum. With 400 new cases diagnosed per year, peritoneal mesothelioma makes up 15-20% of new cases of malignant mesothelioma diagnosed annually. Like other mesotheliomas, peritoneal mesothelioma has been linked to asbestos exposure. Current asbestos…
Pericardial mesothelioma is the least common of mesotheliomas linked to asbestos exposure. Unlike pleural and peritoneal mesotheliomas which affect the lungs and abdomen respectively, pericardial mesothelioma impacts the heart. Specifically, the malignancy occurs in the pericardium, the protective, mesothelial layer that surrounds the heart. Accounting for 1-2% of all mesothelioma cases, fewer than 50 people…
Mesothelioma and Asbestos
Medical research has established that asbestos exposure can cause a variety of diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Typically, diseases which result from asbestos exposure occur when asbestos-containing materials are disturbed, resulting in the release of asbestos fibers into the air which are then inhaled or ingested by individuals in the vicinity. By far,…
USS Hancock (CV-19)
The USS Hancock (CV-19) was ordered for the U.S. Navy during World War II, originally planned as the USS Ticonderoga. Her keel was laid down at Bethlehem Steel Company in Quincy on January 26, 1943. She was launched on January 24, 1944 and commissioned on April 15, 1944 under the command of Captain Fred C….