Friday, November 27, 2009

Mesothelioma Cancer

Anyone who was exposed to Asbestos at anytime is subject to this disease.
Most ships built before about 1975 contained large amounts of asbestos. Just normal
duties exposed you, but if you were aboard during shipyard periods then it was even worse.

This might be of interest to anyone exposed to asbestos


My name is Carl Jewett and I’m the Veteran Liaison for the Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos.com); an organization devoted to assisting veterans through their application processes for VA benefits, and helping them obtain the maximum benefits for which they are entitled. I’m also the Executive Director of the Veterans Assistance Network, and a retired Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. While I was browsing through a number of Veterans sites I came across your website and was very impressed by the information you have listed.

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships primarily because of its resistance to fire. Unfortunately, asbestos-related diseases are not always recognized by the VA, which is why I’m reaching out to veterans -- in hopes of helping them win the rights to their benefits.

The Mesothelioma Center provides a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases. In addition, they have thousands of articles regarding asbestos and mesothelioma and they’ve even created a veterans-specific section on their website in order to help inform them about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Because so many veterans visit your site, I thought that you may be interested in helping to educate our nation’s veterans about the dangers of asbestos exposure by linking to our website from your resources page at americancoldwarvets.org/links.html. Please let me know. I'm available by e-mail at carl.jewett “@” asbestos.com. With your help, we can save some lives. Thanks again.

Carl Jewett

Mesothelioma Center

Asbestos.com

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.