Research shows that asbestos may also result in cancer of the larynx
While it is well known that asbestos exposure results in serious lung diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, there are some studies that indicate that asbestos may also cause cancer of the larynx. The larynx is responsible for producing the sound of a person’s voice.
According to the Mesothelioma Information Resource Group, there is evidence that asbestos can cause cancer of the larynx. A research panel found that nine studies supported the connection between asbestos and cancer of the larynx.
According to the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, a combined study of asbestos-exposed workers suggested a possible association between asbestos and laryngeal cancer.
Finally, the U.S. government's Institute of Medicine reported that asbestos, which is accepted as a cause of a number of respiratory ailments including lung cancer, may also be a source for laryngeal cancer.
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