Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Damages

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Damages Johnson & Johnson was recently ordered to pay $2.1 billion in damages to women with ovarian cancer that blame it on their talcum powder use. Thousands of women have sued Johnson and Johnson saying they were never warned of the risks involved with using baby […]

Mesothelioma May Be a Risk For Plumbers and Pipefitters

Mesothelioma Can Be A Big Risk For Plumbers and Pipefitters

Mesothelioma May Be a Risk For Plumbers and Pipefitters Mesothelioma occurs when asbestos fibers are inhaled and become embedded in the mesothelium, the lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs. The embedded fibers inflame the linings, cause malignant tumors to form, which lead to various types of cancer. Many people in the building […]

Firefighters Have High Risk of Developing Mesothelioma

High Risk of Asbestos Exposure to Firemen According to a 2010 study by NIOSH analyzing the cancer incidence among firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia, firefighters had a two-times higher risk of developing mesothelioma than the general public, particularly pleural mesothelioma, likely due to their occupational asbestos exposure. How are Firemen Exposed to Asbestos? Clothing […]

Treatment and Exercise May Benefit Those Suffering from Mesothelioma

Treatment and Exercise May Benefit Those Suffering from Mesothelioma

Treatment and Exercise May Benefit Those Suffering from Mesothelioma Almost 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the United States. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer linked to exposure to asbestos. Asbestos fibers inhaled or ingested attach to the lining of the lungs and abdomen. They inflame the organs and cause tumors, which […]

Is Asbestos Hiding In Your Home?

Is Asbestos Hiding In Your Home?

Is Asbestos Hiding In Your Home? Breathing in asbestos dust causes mesothelioma. Inhalation of asbestos dust causes damage to the cells of the pleura, the outer lining of the lungs, and the internal chest wall. Over time this damage results in changes, which can eventually turn into cancerous cells. Thousands of Americans may be at […]

Johnson & Johnson is Ending Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

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Johnson & Johnson is Ending Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America Johnson & Johnson will no longer be selling talc-based baby powder in North America. It has had to deal with many lawsuits because of asbestos contamination in the product. Baby powder is made of talc, which is a naturally occurring mineral that can […]

COVID-19 Impacts People with Mesothelioma

COVID-19 Impacts People with Mesothelioma

COVID-19 Impacts People with Mesothelioma The coronavirus outbreak has had a massive ripple effect throughout the United States, and mesothelioma patients are caught in it. The spread and fear of COVID-19, has led to event cancellations and international travel restrictions. People with mesothelioma should continue to be especially cautious. The current state of their health and immune […]

Do You Have Mesothelioma During COVID-19?

Mesothelioma During COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to disrupt our usual way of life. People with mesothelioma are not immune to the anxiousness and hardships caused by this health crisis. The economy continues to suffer as many businesses are closed. Markets are uncertain. Sporting events have been canceled or postponed. Social outings are an afterthought. Many cities have asked residents […]

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