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Automotive Workers & Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos minerals are silicate compounds that can be woven into durable threats for industrial uses. These fibers used to be a staple of the manufacturing, construction, and automotive industries because they are resistant to heat and don’t conduct electricity. However, these injuries were forced to abandon most asbestos-containing products once the scientific community revealed that asbestos...

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FDA Approves First New Mesothelioma Treatment in 15 Years

Each year, approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States. A patient’s life expectancy after being diagnosed depends on a variety of factors, including the person’s age, the type and stage of mesothelioma, and the date of diagnosis. Patients who are young and strong enough to receive surgery generally live longer than most victims, but the disease is always...

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Cancer Rising Throughout the Entire World

Cancer Rising Throughout the Entire World

There are numerous types of medical conditions a person can develop, but few have the impact on a person’s life—or their family’s—like cancer. This often-life-threatening condition not only has the potential to be fatal, but it can diminish the quality of life drastically. And although more and more people are actually surviving cancer diagnoses today, the number of individuals who are facing...

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In the Wake of 9/11, Asbestos Claims Even More Lives

In addition to the horrors endured by the brave first responders and victims at ground zero, 9/11 may result in even more deaths as time goes on. Reports indicate more than 2,000 people have now died from 9/11-related diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma, as a direct result of widespread chemical exposure during and after the attack. In comparison, the number of total fatalities at ground...

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Lung Disease: An Occupational Hazard for Painters

Health Risks for Painters Painters often deal with a host of health risks while on the job. From climbing tall ladders to inhaling potentially dangerous fumes, painters are not unfamiliar with taking health risks. Exposure to certain, solvents, additives, pigments, and other materials that may contain asbestos can potentially lead painters to develop serious health problems, including lung...

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