Asbestos diseases cripple SA mining t...

Asbestos diseases cripple SA mining towns

There are 11 comments on the TNT Magazine story from Oct 5, 2007, titled Asbestos diseases cripple SA mining towns. In it, TNT Magazine reports that:

“The doctors said the life expectancy is between six and 18 months without special treatment”

Robert Devenish has resigned himself to an agonising death of asbestos-induced cancer, a silent but cruel killer stalking mining communities in South Africa's Northern Cape province. via TNT Magazine

Join the discussion below, or Read more at TNT Magazine.

Ruth McQueen

South Africa

#1 Feb 1, 2008
I am trying to establish the history of my mother's family. She was Amelia Devenish, born in 1925 in the Willowmore district and grew up on a farm in De Rust until she spent her school years in the NG Church orphage in De Rust. Her father was Egbert Devenish and he is buried in Beaufort West. Do you have any information, since you too are a Devenish?
Thanks Ruth
Mark Foster

Chicago, IL

#2 May 21, 2008
I'm sorry I can't help. Good luck though.
John swart

South Africa

#3 Jul 10, 2008
Asbestos kills more and more people not being x mineworkers in the kuruman area in the northern cape. 20 to 50 mesothelioma patients seen at kimberley hosp per month. Cause is secondary pollution.

Since: Jul 08

South Africa

#4 Jul 10, 2008
What causes the secondary pollution??
Megan

Johannesburg, South Africa

#6 May 11, 2010
Just living in the town of Prieska can expose you to asbestos. Even thought no mining took place, there was a mill in this town which has resulted in a lot of environmental exposure. We grew up in Prieska, and my brother who was just 25 years old died of mesothelioma(cancer caused by asbestos) in 2005.
mike crill

Florence, MT

#7 May 15, 2010
In Libby Mt were the entire town is poisoned, we were told the truth in 1999 as to why, we are sick and dying. Three Generations of my entire family were told the truth.We learned that what happened to us was done to us as tests in the 60s killed rats with Meso.We haven't seen shit yet. A MESO Epidemic is on the horizine within the next 10 to 40 years. WR Grace began killing people in 1963 and knew then they had 10 to 40 years to get awat with this American Holocaust.This is why in 1999, the truth was told because the Latency for this deadly exposure became too much to hide and lie as thousands began waking up to this silent killer that lays dorment then begins to show that it is killing you.Sorry, too late.WR GRace shipped this deadly Tremolite all over this planet and today...MILLIONS are waking up to this deadly truth. 30 million homes contain WR Grace Tremolite and even Canada homes got Libby Tremolite meaning ALL who live and inhale this deadly Tremolite asbestos...will die from this IF they do not die of something else first...Education and truth is what will save entire families and Generations from being wiped out from the air that kills. Since 1999, I have told all who will listen to stay away from Libby Mt and NO Children left behind.EPA and others since 1999 have sold Libby as safe, killing everyone who moves their. Libby Mt IS A DEATH TOWN....I am trying to tell the World this truth and to stay away. Please tell all you know and on and on.Check out mike crill Libby and Eagles Voice Libby and myMeso for some education that will save your life. Take care and God Bless all who are told, the truth.How many of you know about Libby Mt??? Know you do. Your welcome
Louis

South Africa

#8 Feb 26, 2012
Ruth McQueen wrote:
I am trying to establish the history of my mother's family. She was Amelia Devenish, born in 1925 in the Willowmore district and grew up on a farm in De Rust until she spent her school years in the NG Church orphage in De Rust. Her father was Egbert Devenish and he is buried in Beaufort West. Do you have any information, since you too are a Devenish?
Thanks Ruth
Hi Ruth I am eager to know more about this orphanage in De Rust. Apparently Langenhoven is connected to it. I am writing a book on one of these children and just come to know about this orphanage. If you have any information to share, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with whatever info you have to share.
Larry

New Westminster, Canada

#9 Feb 29, 2012
Medical-science,technologists and herbalists should research a way to remove Chrysotile Asbestos from within the entire human body!!.
Arlene Williams SAfrica

South Africa

#10 Jul 4, 2013
Larry wrote:
Medical-science,technologists and herbalists should research a way to remove Chrysotile Asbestos from within the entire human body!!.
With respect to you and many Larry. The more you know about ASBESTOS and ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASES, have watched many die, are oneself a statistic, the less one has to say. The way ASBESTOS 'attaches and embeds' is the reason there is no way to remove it. And, one would need to know 'where' in the body it is to be able to remove it. Much like cancer, diagnosis of the stage of an asbestos related disease has you fooled 'cos you are already in the next stage. Too much money was made from it for anyone to care. That is human nature. May it be that those who made the big money from the mining etc of ASBESTOS too become a statistic then listen to them whine like little girls. I grew up on one of worst ever mines, PENGE, South Africa. When you know where it is you will understand why no one talks about it anymore especially since it was shut down a long time ago. What makes it a 'monster' more than most is that it lies dormant for about FORTY YEARS ....

Since: Feb 15

Bhopal, India

#11 Feb 28, 2015
Asbestos-related diseases can also occur as a result of non-occupational, environmental exposure. Asbestos was extensively used in many building materials, therefore large quantities of asbestos still remain in buildings that were built prior to the restriction of asbestos use that applies in many countries----------
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James Scott

Delhi, India

#14 Jan 11, 2016
Mesothelioma is a very rare form of lung cancer that arises in the mesothelium. The mesothelium is made up of parietal and visceral membranes, thin layers of tissue, which surround organs and body cavities, such as the lungs or abdomen. The visceral membrane immediately surrounds the organ, and the parietal membrane is a sac covering the visceral membrane. The visceral and parietal membranes that make up the mesothelium.

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