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5 Myths About Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral compound that used to be highly prized by the construction, manufacturing and automotive industries. In the 1920s, scientists started publishing studies tracing the carcinogenic link between asbestos exposure and fatal diseases, including mesothelioma. Unfortunately, greedy companies ignored these warnings (and their internal reports) and continued to allow their...

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The Asbestos Risk to Children

The Asbestos Risk to Children

We’ve heard countless times how the root cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. We know that there are countless occupations that people can work in that would lead them to such exposure. However, did you know that there are also many situations in which children can be exposed to asbestos, impacting them as adults nearly decades down the line? Unfortunately, there are still problems...

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New Cancer Test Can Identify the Early Signs of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare but fatal disease that develops as a direct consequence of asbestos exposure. When a person inhales or consumes asbestos fibers, the particles damage and infect the tissues, or mesothelium, that line the lungs, heart, stomach and other organs. Although there is no cure for the disease, scientists around the world are inventing and testing new therapies, surgeries, and...

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The Lawsuit Against the EPA

The Lawsuit Against the EPA

In early July, a press release was issued regarding 10 states and the District of Columbia all taking legal action against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over their asbestos rules. The lawsuit states that the EPA has failed to regulate asbestos in a way that keeps individuals safe. Before the lawsuit, the attorneys general petitioned to the EPA in an effort to have a new...

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Asbestosis vs. Mesothelioma: Understanding the Differences

Asbestosis vs. Mesothelioma: Understanding the Differences

Exposure to asbestos of any kind can be serious. Individuals in these situations often experience significant problems long down the road that impact their quality of health and life, oftentimes being fatal. Two of the most common conditions individuals may be diagnosed with after asbestos exposure are asbestosis and mesothelioma. While they are both conditions resulting from the inhalation of...

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