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Study: Exposure to Asbestos Raises Risk of Non-Lung Cancers

Researchers in Australia recently found that childhood exposure to blue asbestos heightens the risk of non-lung cancers and heart disease in adulthood. In a study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, scientists focused on health data from children who lived in Wittenoom, a town where blue asbestos was mined for more than two decades. The town is now abandoned. The...

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Burglar Exposed to Asbestos During Heist

A burglar intent on stealing tools from a building under renovation may have been exposed to asbestos in a new twist on criminal justice. The house, located in Syracuse, New York, was filled with airborne asbestos. In an article in the Syracuse Post-Standard, a report relates that the unnamed criminal knocked out a 3 foot by 3 foot hole in a brick wall to gain access to the building. Avoiding...

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