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In Addition to Asbestos, Other Fibers Could Increase Mesothelioma Risk

More than 40 years ago, scientists confirmed the association between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. Now, some experts are stating that another mineral, erionite, may also be implicated in mesothelioma cases. A recent French study suggests that two other types of mineral particles commonly used in industry may also heighten the risk of mesothelioma, especially if a person has also been...

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New Mesothelioma Clinical Trial at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, doctors recently conducted a mesothelioma clinical trial to determine whether a Wilms Tumor-1 (WT1) vaccine will serve to delay or prevent malignant pleural mesothelioma from growing back after surgery. The doctors at MSKCC have just begun another clinical trial for patients who have pleural mesothelioma and pleural effusion. Pleural...

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Washington State Senate Passes Asbestos Labeling Requirement

According to the Washington State Senate, people who purchase products that contain asbestos should be made aware that their purchase contains the deadly mineral, exposure to which can lead to mesothelioma. This week, a proposal to require asbestos labeling passed on a 47-2 vote. If the House agrees, products that carry asbestos will be required to note the mineral on their labels. The idea to...

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Asbestos Violation Charges for Oregon Medical Center

State safety and health inspectors in Oregon have fined a Utah-based contractor and McKenzie-Williamette Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon for improper handling of asbestos during renovations that happened in 2012. The Eugene Register-Guard quotes a spokesperson from the hospital as saying that the potential exposure “was in an area of the hospital undergoing a heat and air conditioning...

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