It has recently been reported that some asbestos waste, along with other waste, has been dumped on one of the Hawaiian islands, producing an increased risk of asbestos exposure, which can lead to a range of health problems including a form of cancer known as mesothelioma, for which there is currently no cure.

One of the group of Hawaiian islands, Kawela water wells on Molokai, has now come under question by inspectors who found part of a fence taken down and discovered that some of the land had been used to dump various types of waste including hazardous asbestos waste.

The well are part of a water supply, which is why increased concern has been raised over the possible contamination of the area. Around one fifth of the island’s water supply has come from this area in the past, and authorities are now worried about the health implications.

The concern over asbestos exposure lies with the fact that exposure to airborne dust and fibers from asbestos can cause a range of health problems including a form of cancer known as mesothelioma.

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