Asbestosis

Mesothelioma – Firefighters Are At A Higher Risk

Mesothelioma – Firefighters Are At A Higher Risk According to 2010 National Institute for Occupational  Safety &  Health (NIOSH) research on cancer incidence among firemen in San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia, firefighters had two times greater of a risk of acquiring mesothelioma than the general public. How Are Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos? Since asbestos has […]

Are Asbestos Hazards Lurking in Places We Believe Are Safe?

Are Asbestos Hazards Lurking in Places We Believe Are Safe? Places that most Americans think of as safe may hold a hidden danger of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a deadly mineral fiber that can only be positively identified with a particular type of microscope. Asbestos was added to various products to provide strength, heat insulation, […]

COPD is Not Caused by Asbestos

COPD is Not Caused by Asbestos As early as the 1920s, companies that used asbestos in their manufacturing operations or building processes were aware that their employees were being diagnosed with high rates of lung disease. However, to keep from admitting any liability, they insisted that the employee’s lung disease was caused by cigarette smoking. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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