Asbestos & Mesothelioma

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 […]

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Prevent Certain Types of Cancer by Following a Few Steps

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Prevent Certain Types of Cancer by Following a Few Steps February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Certain cancers can be prevented, but people have to be careful and follow certain steps to prevent them. Skin cancer is one of these, and a great way to prevent skin cancer is […]

Asbestos Exposure in the Steel Industry

asbestos exposure in the steel industry

Asbestos Exposure in the Steel Industry Most people exposed to asbestos were exposed either on jobs where they worked with or around asbestos or in a household environment where they were exposed to products or clothing containing asbestos. A 2015 British study of Belgian steelworkers found that almost one-fifth of them exhibited signs of significant […]

Asbestos Types and Risks

Asbestos Types and Risks Asbestos is a group of six cancer causing silicate minerals that can be found throughout the world. When people inhale this mineral’s fibers, they can enter the body and lead to many different cancers including mesothelioma, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and laryngeal cancer. The six types of asbestos include actinolite, amosite, […]

Asbestos vs. Fiberglass

Asbestos vs. Fiberglass

Asbestos vs. Fiberglass Fiberglass is often mistaken for asbestos by homeowners and those working in the building trades. Both materials have a similar appearance and are used for many of the same purposes. However, there are several differences between the materials of which should be aware. Today, we are comparing Asbestos vs. Fiberglass! What is […]

Asbestos Exposure Limits

Asbestos Exposure Limits

Asbestos Exposure Limits Asbestos has been used in various materials produced for building or home construction, auto components, and manufactured products because of its fiber strength, heat resistance and affordability. If asbestos-containing materials are broken, crushed, or disturbed, the asbestos fibers may be released into the air and become a health hazard. Who is most […]

Asbestos Exposure from Fake Snow

Asbestos Exposure from Fake Snow Asbestos was considered a useful material because of its fireproof and insulative properties, so it was adopted in ships, factories, and other industries that deal with a lot of heat. It is made up of microscopic fibers that are very light and indestructible, which are very easy to inhale and […]

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