Love Valley igen. Se den bästa samlingen av bilder av detta område i en reseskildring från Polen. http://www.spiriferminerals.com/148,Turkey-and-more-2004.html En bit in i bildsamlingen hittar du dessa bilder.
Om detta mineral kan du läsa vidare i: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erionite
Mineralet erionite ger upphov till en cancerform som kallas mesothelioma precis som asbest men kanske inte lika effektivt enligt somliga. Mesothelioma är en form av bindvävscancer.
”Incidence of mesothelioma had been found to be higher in populations living near naturally occurring asbestos. For example, in central Cappadocia, Turkey, mesothelioma was causing 50% of all deaths in three small villages—Tuzköy, Karain and Sarıhıdır. Initially, this was attributed to erionite, a zeolite mineral with similar properties to asbestos. Similar "epidemics" have occurred in the past in Metsovo, (North West Greece) and other Mediterrenean countries (Cyprus, Corsica) but also as far as New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean. In all these areas, the incriminating agent was asbestos (usually tremolite used as whitewash). In Metsovo, this exposure had resulted in mesothelioma incidence around 300 times more than expected in asbestos free populations and was associated with very frequent Pleural Calcification known as "Metsovo Lung". Recently, however, detailed epidemiological investigation showed that erionite causes mesothelioma mostly in families with a genetic predisposition.”. Se http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesothelioma
Dessa människor hade med andra ord ett sämre immunsystem.
I ett annat arbete http://www.mesothelioma.com/mesothelioma/risk-factors/erionite-exposure.htm sägs det:
”Though less familiar and common than asbestos minerals, erionite is another naturally occurring carcinogen that, through prolonged and repeated exposure, can lead to mesothelioma, lung cancer and other deadly diseases. Erionite exposure is mainly environmental, a drastic difference from asbestos exposure which is typically occupationally related. Individuals who contracted mesothelioma from erionite exposure usually lived near significant deposits of the mineral.
Through laboratory tests in animals, erionite exposure has shown to have a higher risk of development lung-related cancers like mesothelioma than any other mineral tested, including asbestos. Further, mesothelioma develops with less exposure to erionite than asbestos.”
This “Cancer City” (en av de tre nämda ovan) has an alarmingly high rate of pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma related deaths, nearly seventy-times of the average yearly mortalities. Studies have shown that the adjacent erionite deposits are to blame.”
Vidare läser vi att dessa människor även drabbas av lungcancer för erionite är en typ av asbetsmineral och enligt artikeln ovan är det tom farligare.