A new study performed by doctors at the Kyoto GI Disease Research Center and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found that using vinegar may kill cancerous cells. Vinegar is primarily made up of water and is 3%-5% acetic acid. Acetic acid, in its pure form, is used in other applications like film development and the processing of synthetic fibers.
This study was performed by treating various types of cancerous cells with different concentrations of acetic acid for varying amounts of time. According to the lead researcher on the project, Dr. Susumu Okabe, acetic acid treatments resulted in complete death of two types of pleural mesothelioma.
This research could prove very exciting for the field of mesothelioma treatment, which, currently, does not have a cure.
Mesothelioma is a cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs, heart, abdomen, or testicles. In pleural mesolthelioma, it only attacks the lining of the lungs and causes difficulty breathing, swelling, pain, and discomfort.
Mesothelioma is typically caused by the exposure to asbestos particles. Asbestos is a compound that has been commonly used in commercial applications for over a century. It was discovered as early as the 1930s that asbestos could be harmful if inhaled, however, many employers ignored these warnings and didn’t warn or protect their employees, causing multitudes of people to get mesothelioma.
If your employer allowed you to be exposed to asbestos and you now have mesothelioma, please allow our Baltimore mesothelioma attorneys to help you. We can get you the compensation you deserve for your employer’s negligence. Contact the Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today or call us at (410) 625-9330.