Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure In the United States, an estimated 27 million workers were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers between 1940 and 1979. Asbestos exposure was highest with workers engaged in mining, milling of raw asbestos or construction, and product manufacture that used asbestos products. Other exposure occurred from asbestos released into the air and […]

April 1-7 is Asbestos Awareness Week

April 1-7 is Asbestos Awareness Week April 1-7 is asbestos awareness week. Asbestos is a dangerous group of six silicate minerals that are made up of microscopic fibers. Once inhaled, these fibers stay in the body leading to cancers of the mesothelium, lungs, esophagus, larynx, colon, and esophagus. People who worked in steel mills, construction, […]

Types of Asbestos Fibers & Their Uses

Types of Asbestos Fibers & Their Uses Asbestos is a grouping of six minerals that occur naturally in the environment as bundles of fibers, which can separate into thin, durable threads. These fibers are insoluble, resistant to heat, fire, and chemicals, and do not conduct electricity. Asbestos has been used in many commercial and consumer […]

Benzene and Asbestos are both Carcinogens, but Affect the Body Differently

Benzene and Asbestos are both Carcinogens, but Affect the Body Differently Asbestos and benzene are physically different, but they are still carcinogenic substances. Asbestos is a group of silicate minerals that have microscopic fibers. When asbestos is disturbed, the fibers are released into the air leading to people inhaling or ingesting them. Benzene on the […]

Statistics About Asbestos Related Diseases & U.S. Death Rates

Statistics About Asbestos Related Diseases & U.S. Death Rates Asbestos is a group of naturally grown silica minerals found in rocks and soil. Asbestos has been mined and utilized in many products worldwide throughout the 20th century. In the U. S., mining of asbestos has been outlawed, but asbestos is still found in old homes and […]

Asbestos Laws & Bans Around The World

Asbestos Laws & Bans Around The World Asbestos fibers came into commercial use worldwide in the early 1800s due to their tensile strength and ability to withstand heat, fire, and acid. Asbestos fibers are used in numerous commercial and consumer products, roofing and brake pads, to industrial equipment insulation. Despite warnings of adverse health effects, […]

Signs of Asbestosis

Signs of Asbestosis

Signs of Asbestosis Many people have heard of the dangers of asbestos exposure, but few may know about asbestosis. Asbestosis is a typically fatal lung disease that makes breathing progressively more difficult. Asbestosis symptoms may not be noticeable at the time of exposure. Signs of asbestosis may not be noticeable to the person exposed to asbestos […]

National Cancer Prevention Month: Avoid Asbestos to Prevent Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

National Cancer Prevention Month: Avoid Asbestos to Prevent Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma National Cancer Prevention Month is ending, but this does not mean that you can pretend that cancer is not an issue. Different lifestyle changes like exercising, eating more fruits and vegetables, protecting yourself from the sun, and avoiding carcinogenic substances need to be […]

First Asbestos Lawsuits

First Asbestos Lawsuits

First Asbestos Lawsuits The Industrial Revolution during the 1920s brought innovations in industry and building construction, which contributed significantly to economic growth of the United States. Powered machines gave rise to the need for a material that could insulate and protect devices from heat degradation and combustion. Asbestos was discovered to have those qualities. Asbestos […]

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