Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Uncommon Products That Used to Contain Asbestos

Uncommon Products That Used to Contain Asbestos

Uncommon Products That Used to Contain Asbestos Asbestos has been linked to several life-threatening diseases, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Construction products, car parts, and fertilizers and potting soils have been brought the public’s attention as the most substantial uses of asbestos. However, other products, which may not be as well known, have also […]

New Mesothelioma Treatment Developments in 2020

New Mesothelioma Treatment Developments in 2020 Mesothelioma Awareness Day is in September, so it is a good time to recognize new research for the cancer and look at how far we have come in the treatment of the disease. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, which surrounds different organs, but it primarily affects the […]

Early Uses of Asbestos

EARLY USES OF ASBESTOS

Early Uses of Asbestos Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring metamorphic minerals: chrysotile, tremolite, actinolite, amosite, crocidolite, and anthophyllite. Once viewed as a “miracle mineral,” asbestos was commonly used as an insulator. Many ancient cultures valued it for its resistant to heat and fire, and strength properties. Ancient Egyptians Considered Asbestos “Mineral of the […]

On the 19th Anniversary of 9/11, We Remember Those who Died from Exposure to Harmful Carcinogens

On the 19th Anniversary of 9/11, We Remember Those who Died from Exposure to Harmful Carcinogens Today is the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. The moment the planes hit the buildings, so many peoples’ lives were changed forever.  From firefighters running into the towers to responders going through […]

Asbestos Found in Products Today

Asbestos Found in Products Today

Asbestos Found in Products Today Asbestos is banned in over 55 countries, including Japan, Australia and all countries in the European Union. The ban was imposed because asbestos causes inflammatory diseases like cancers of the lung, ovaries, larynx, testes, and gastrointestinal organs. Despite health risks associated with asbestos and a massive effort to regulate and remove the […]

What is Bystander Asbestos Exposure and Who is at Risk?

Bystander Asbestos Exposure

What is Bystander Asbestos Exposure and Who is at Risk? The most common source of exposure to asbestos is direct exposure to the actual mineral or asbestos-containing material. Direct exposure occurs most frequently in the workplace. However, it can also happen when working with asbestos-containing products in the home. Long latency periods (10-40 years) prevented […]

Microplastic in the Ocean is Hurting the Environment and Our Health.

Microplastic in the Ocean is Hurting the Environment and Our Health. It is estimated that 21 million metric tons of plastics are in the Atlantic Ocean. A lot of this plastic cannot be found though because it has become microplastic, which is plastic that is less than five millimeters in length. It starts off as […]

Important Steps to Take After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Important Steps to Take After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Important Steps to Take After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis Concern for asbestos-related health issues began in the 20th century and escalated during the 1920s and 1930s. By the 1980s and 1990s, asbestos use was restricted, phased out, or banned outright in an increasing number of countries. Researchers have determined the annual number of mesothelioma deaths globally […]

Asbestos Related Diseases Cause 39,000 Fatalities Annually

Asbestos Related Diseases

Asbestos Related Diseases Cause 39,000 Fatalities Annually Almost 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States every year. While the most substantial asbestos exposures occurred mostly before the 1980s, some asbestos exposure continues to this day. Asbestos is a mineral fiber group found in rocks and soil. The fibers are microscopic but […]

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