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The Evolution of Asbestos: From Miracle to Toxin

Though asbestos is well-known as a toxic substance that can cause mesothelioma and other fatal diseases, in the past it was hailed as something of a miracle mineral by a number of industries. In fact, the mineral’s resistance to heat and chemicals made it much sought-after and highly used. Use of asbestos in the United States was common during World War II and saw its heyday in the 1960s. At its...

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Neighbors Continue to Worry about Union Steel Plant

Not only is the old Union Steel plant in Albion, Michigan an eyesore, but it’s also filled with toxic substances like asbestos. Although nine workers in protective suits entered the facility last week to remove asbestos, local residents wonder if the crumbling walls and shattered windows had really kept them protected from the mineral known to cause mesothelioma. Ramona Saldana, a local...

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Steve McQueens Widow Fights Asbestos in Washington

Barbara “Minty” McQueen, widow of mesothelioma victim Steve McQueen, traveled to Washington D.C. last week to join the fight for an asbestos ban in the U.S. Steve McQueen, a popular movie actor dubbed “The King of Cool” died after a battle with mesothelioma more than 30 years ago. His widow spent last week advocating for an asbestos ban and speaking at Capitol Hill. Minty was in Washington as a...

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Cancer Study in Georgia may help change Mesothelioma treatment options

Recent University of Georgia research may change the way cancerous tumors are treated. Recent research points to the theory that low cellular oxygen levels, not genetic mutation, stimulates the growth of cancerous tumors. According to Ying Xu, professor of bioinformatics and computational biology and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, is pioneering the theory that cancer treatment should...

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Genetics Could Play a Role in Mesothelioma

Right now, it is possible to conduct genetic testing to determine whether a person is at a heightened vulnerability for breast, colon, and potentially lung cancer. Recently, the genetic mutation behind mesothelioma was also discovered. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that kills up to 3,000 Americans every year, most within 6 months of diagnosis. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, a...

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