My doctors told me quite frankly that Ishould made my liaisons in order to be allowed to, and they used the phrase “We’ll fling some chemo at it, but we don’t expect it to work.” My name is Julie Gundlach. In 2006, Iwas diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma caused by secondhandexposure to asbestos. My surgeries generally previous between 8 and 12 hours, during which they split me from breastbone to pelvis, remove as muchtumor as they can, infuse me with a heated chemotherapy shower for two hours, before they close me back up with 64 staples, and then allow me to recuperatein the hospital for 10 days.I’ve done that six occasions. After researching how Icould have possibly been exposed to asbestos, it became clear that it was allaround me. My father labor as a business electrician, so as a union manin the sells, he most probably introduced it residence on his robes. My father would comehome from occupation, and I’d run up and grip him. He was covered in dust from aworksite. We didn’t know that, that included asbestos dust. When my motherwashed his clothes in the laundry room that redoubled as my playroom and shookout the junk, she had no idea she was spreading asbestos fibers throughout ourhouse. The industry not having to label things, they had no idea there wasasbestos in our mansion, in all these makes, and they had no idea that oneof those fibers could cause cancer in someone. I think what motivates me tospeak out is that I want people to know, I want people to know that asbestosisn’t censored, I want people to know that there’s still a risk out thereassociated with this, and it’s not being mitigated on a daily basis.We’re stillimporting asbestos today, it’s still in use. As long as we still use it, we’restill creating threat ..