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Thread: Family Dog Passed Away from Mesothelioma, Should the Family and House be Tested?

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    Family Dog Passed Away from Mesothelioma, Should the Family and House be Tested?

    In mid-October, my family dog, a 7-year old Jack Russell Terrier was diagnosed with mesothelioma. After a series of pericardium liquid taps and surgery, she still passed away at the end of October. Her death was a shock to the family because we never thought she would pass away so soon, and especially to a cancer that is usually caused by the exposure to asbestos. We are still grieving her loss.

    Losing our dog to mesothelioma also has brought up an important question: Does our house have asbestos? And more importantly, can we contract it? None of my family members are experiencing the same difficulties breathing, but what if it is at the beginning stages? Can anyone provide some insight on this? If we decide to do an asbestos check on the house, what is the best way to do this?

    I would greatly appreciate any helpful advice.

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    I personally have no idea how to get asbestos checked. Maybe some DIY home renovations board may be able to help you.

    I would be inclined to get it checked too especially if the dog has been with you since puppyhood.
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    Hi

    If your house was built before 1980 then there is a good chance you have asbestos in it, As long as it is not disturbed it will not cause any issues. There are companies that specialize in asbestos removal and they are who you need to contact to find out if you have any in the house.

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    Hi

    If your house was built before 1980 then there is a good chance you have asbestos in it, As long as it is not disturbed it will not cause any issues. There are companies that specialize in asbestos removal and they are who you need to contact to find out if you have any in the house.

    Good luck
    All true. and it is a very expensive process. If you have done any deconstruction or demolition to an old house in the last few years, that would be your first clue. a

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    Friends dog died of mesothelioma March 2012.

    Did you have your dog since being a puppy? just wondering if the dog had a previous owner and you don't know the history of the dog? There are other toxic substances that can also cause Mesothelioma. Are you aware of these?
    My friends dog has died from Mesothelioma very recently. You can read her story here.






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