It has been reported that a woman who never worked with asbestos in her life died from the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma earlier this year. Linda Sinnett died from the cancer in July, and her widower John said that it came as a terrible shock, particularly since his wife had never worked with asbestos.

Speaking of his wife Mr Sinnett said: “She was full of spirit. Linda was like the boxer Rocky. If the cancer knocked her down she would get up again and fight back. She was a loving woman who was very close to her family.”

The coroner that dealt with the inquest into Linda’s death said that it could be secondary exposure from washing her father’s clothes. He said: “In all probability the washing was done in the same area as the kitchen. Come tea time he (her father) would come home, take his overalls off where plenty of asbestos fibers would be thrown into the same area. Consequently this would come into contact with the food and preparation areas and be ingested.”

Linda passed away from peritoneal mesothelioma which is linked to exposure to asbestos dust and fibers. Only 30 percent of all malignant mesothelioma cases are made up of this form of the cancer, with the most common form being pleural mesothelioma.

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