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Mesothelioma News

UK coroner rules woman's mesothelioma death caused by contact with husband
A UK coroner recently determined that a woman who died from mesothelioma contracted the rare cancer by coming in contact with asbestos on her husband's work clothes.

Audrey Linda Tuck's husband Paul worked as a farm manager and likely was exposed to asbestos during a renovation project on the farm, according to the Daily Echo.

The coroner's inquest heard that Tuck said her husband would come home covered in asbestos dust during the period when the renovations were being carried out.

Tuck reportedly came in contact with the asbestos when she hugged her husband and washed his work clothes.

West Dorset coroner Michael Johnston ruled that Tuck's death was from "environmental exposure" to asbestos, as she didn't come into contact with the carcinogen while working.

Johnston ruled that Tuck's mesothelioma likely came from her contact with her husband.

In addition to mesothelioma, asbestos can cause asbestosis and lung cancer.

The World Health Organization estimates that such illnesses claim the lives of 107,000 people each year around the globe.
12/7/10

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