– Libby is located in theNorthwest corner of Montana. We’re about 35 miles from Idaho and about 75 miles to Canada. – Libby was a quite hussleand bustling parish. There were quitea few enterprises now. – A lot of logging, thelumber mill was very active, and then of coursethe vermiculite miningbegan in the 20 s. Amid peak productionin the mid-7 0s, 80% of the world’s vermiculite came out of Libby’svermiculite mountain. The pit, they gavethe commodity apart free across the community. Some beings insulated homes, applied it in their garden-varieties. The high school running trackwas made out of the ore.One of the processingfacilities or sounding seeds was located right besidethe neighbourhood baseball field. So their litter pileswould be these huge collections along the baseball field. So when boys are playing ball, their siblings would playin the slews of vermiculite. So “its just” an every day part of community life in Libby. Vermiculite was aflat-shaped crystal that worded it like mica. Through geologic time, it purposed up crystalizingas a fibers. And this fibrous rock-and-roll washard not to mine along with … The vermiculite. – In 1999… There was a media expose. There was a health problemassociated with the vermiculite. So EPA came to town.And it turned out that thevermiculite was identified with the asbestos contaminateand that it was everywhere. – We developed CARDin the year 2000. Working with the neighbourhood infirmary we decided to set up the clinic to follow beings afterthey had their screening, to go over any abnormalities and to diagnosisthose who had evidence of asbestos related canker. When we got throughthe firstly two years of the federal governmentscreening program, though ATSDR, itscreened 7,300 parties. And over 18% of theseindividuals had evidence of asbestos referred obtains. And a further studythat they did, squandering CT scan, actually showed that it was muchhigher than that. That probably 25 to 27% person, or probably one in fourhad sign advocating they were experiencingasbestos related canker. – My mothers built anew home in the 60 s when I was in high school. And they putasbestos in the attic of that home for insulation.My bedroom was an attic bedroom. – The only thingthat I can think of to seeing how I got it is my dadworked up in the pit. And he worked themidnight shift. And I’d “il be going” and sat with himuntil I’d get tired and I’d go to sleepuntil he get off work. And that’s the only thing, I could figure I got it. – Lung disease createdby significant exposure involves the lining ofthe lung, the pleura. The most commonlythe parietal pleura, which reclines againstthe chest wall and the muscle andrib in the dresser wall. It progresses from a small area to where it becomes extensive.Radiologists are unfamiliarwith the image with this type of fibrosis. So it’s developed a realproblem in recognition. And one of the large-scale symptomsthat parties have is chest pain. Chest pain is not common withasbestos referred illness. The interesting thing is, it’svery common for individuals to experience airway disease and they would belabeled asthmatics or if they’d had anycigarettes in their lives, they’d probably be called COPD. So why is this important? Well this material, thisore was exported to, over 250 websites, closer to 300 perhaps, around North America.If they are developing difficulties, it could be well be missed. – Asbestos pertained ailments have at least a 10 yearlatency period. It’s 10 to 40 years beforethe disease would show up. That has been something that we constantly tryto address on our aim and be availableto try to educate and outreach and helpother beings understand the differences andwhat to look for. – Over the past 16 times, the community hasreally advanced. And now, it’s to thepoint of no longer are we in the midst of a crisis. We’re transitioningto looking for a cure through experiment. CARD is also a place to go. We didn’t have apulmonologist in municipality before. And so, it’s aresource to people. Not merely for health care but daily are living below pacts or how do I stay ashealthy as possible.The feelings line-up, wehave two social workers on personnel. And so, CARD is reallythat eventual asset. Anything that asbestoshealth and lifewise, where people can go. – One of the things thatCARD cured used to generate was legislationfor parties of Libby and getting it so thatpeople who were diagnosed would have longtermmedical care. And they too get what iscalled the Pilot Program which is a programthat pays for things above and beyond what Medicarewould normally pay for, like helping people toget their lawns mowed, and ladle their blizzard, chopper their lumber, clean their residences. – They’ve facilitated me out I contemplate. I probably wouldn’tbe here liberty if it wasn’t forthe CARD clinic. I plan on being herefor a few cases more years.