Known as home to some the highest quality Italian wine, Tuscany, a region in central Italy, may now be known for another drink—its water. A recent study published by an Italian medical journal warned drinking water in the region contained asbestos fibers, associated with the development of mesothelioma.
According to Surviving Mesothelioma, the researchers warned the presence of asbestos in drinking water could contribute specifically to peritoneal mesothelioma. The cancer affects the lining of the stomach as opposed to the lining of the heart or lungs as is the case in its other forms. (more…)