Mesothelioma Patient’s Young Widow Appeals for Information

A widow from Nottingham, England, is appealing to her husband’s former colleagues, asking them to contact her so she can determine where he may have come into contact with asbestos during his career.

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Matt Wardle was diagnosed with mesothelioma in February 2016 and died three months later. The 41-year-old technical author’s wife, Pauline, isn’t sure when her husband came into contact with the toxic substance, but she suspects it may have been during his brief stint at a tin-packing factory in 1995.

According to a report in the Nottingham Evening Post, Beth is asking anyone who worked at the Carnaud Metal Box factory in Mansfield to contact her. She wants answers as to why her healthy husband passed away so young and left her two children without a father.

Mesothelioma is very rare in people under the age of 50. According to the British Lung Foundation, the average age of someone diagnosed with the disease in the U.K. is 70.

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