Good news is, the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show a median latency of forty-four point six years, so if you're thirty or older, you're laughing. Worst case scenario, you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator and it makes a happy face.
500% over 10 years is the same as the 10th root of 5 which ends up being ~1.1746, actually forgot 500% was 5 not 500
. You grab 1.1746^10th and gets to 4.99, quite close actually. What is even more amazing is 1.1746^20th you end up ~25x. So this is really worrying. Inflation instead would be of ~17.46% annually. This is confirmed by a reported ~20% in the energy field. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=inflation+rate+in+the+USA