Many people are now aware that long term or high level exposure to asbestos dust and fibers that become airborne can cause a series of health problems, and this includes problems such as asbestosis, pleural plaques, respiratory problems, and more.

One of the more serious effects of this exposure to asbestos is a form of cancer known as mesothelioma. This can affect the lungs, known as pleural mesothelioma, the abdominal area, known as peritoneal mesothelioma, or the heart, known as pericardial mesothelioma.

However, according to a recent report one leading industry group has claimed that asbestos exposure is also linked to another type of cancer, ovarian cancer. The claim comes from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The International Agency for Research at WHO recently released a statement claiming that there was sufficient evidence to link asbestos exposure with ovarian cancer. In the past it has also linked this exposure with cancer of the larynx.

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