The sole purpose of the information provided by the Mesothelioma Society is to help you learn about asbestos and mesothelioma. Our goal is to inform you as to how exposure to asbestos occurs and how it leads to mesothelioma. We will keep you up to date on current and new and emerging treatment options for anyone suffering from mesothelioma. We will also provide examples of work environments that lead to exposure; work trades and activities that put Americans at certain risk of exposure to asbestos contamination. It is important to note that for over thirty years the courts have been making very large compensation awards to individuals and their families exposed directly or indirectly to asbestos.