Asbestosis

Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania

Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania

Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania Throughout much of the 20th century, asbestos was a popular building material due to its heat resistance, high-tensile strength, and affordability. As the dangers of asbestos became known, its use declined. The carcinogen was even banned for a short period of time in the late 1980s.  However, its widespread […]

Different Treatment Options for Mesothelioma

Different Treatment Options for Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a rare cancer with limited treatment options. It is usually diagnosed at a late stage, making the cancer hard to treat.  Once people inhale asbestos fibers, the fibers cannot be broken down or removed by the body. The fibers then cause DNA changes in the body, turning them […]

Asbestos Found In West Virginia University Area

Asbestos Found In West Virginia University Area

Asbestos Found In West Virginia University Area According to the U.S. Geological Survey, West Virginia does not have any natural deposits of asbestos. Numerous industries such as coal mining, steel, glass manufacturing, and power plants exposed residents and workers to asbestos until the late 1970s when asbestos was declared a hazardous substance. Recent allegations of […]

Tremolite Asbestos Exposure

Tremolite Asbestos Exposure Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring metamorphic minerals: chrysotile, tremolite, actinolite, amosite, crocidolite, and anthophyllite. Many ancient cultures valued asbestos for its many properties, such as absorbency, resistance to heat and fire, durability, and strength. Little did they know that all types of asbestos, such as tremolite, were and still are […]

Paramedics and Asbestos Exposure

Paramedics and Asbestos Exposure First responders can encounter asbestos during rescue missions or disaster response efforts. Asbestos was used in construction materials produced before 1980. Although the use of asbestos has declined because of the discovery of its toxicity, the danger remains consistent as it is still found behind walls, under floors, in attics, and […]

Asbestos Workers Are At Higher Risk For Covid-19 Complications

COVID-19

Asbestos Workers Are At Higher Risk For Covid-19 Complications COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and can cause extra complications for people with existing lung and breathing issues such as asbestos-related diseases. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis to be the three significant health effects of asbestos exposure. All three are […]

Asbestos Exposure Concerns in 2022

Asbestos Exposure Concerns in 2022

Asbestos Exposure Concerns in 2022 Asbestos is one of the most dangerous toxic substances in the world. Asbestos is a recognized health hazard, and its use is now highly regulated by both OSHA and EPA. Asbestos fibers inhaled or swallowed never leave the body because they are too strong to be broken down. Asbestos use […]

What You Should Know About West Virginia Asbestos Exposure

What You Should Know About West Virginia Asbestos Exposure Asbestos is a group of silicate-based minerals mined from the earth for decades. It’s strength, resistance to heat, and cost-effectiveness made asbestos a valuable building material that was used heavily throughout the 20th century. Asbestos is composed of long, thin, needle-like fibers. Disturbing asbestos or other […]

People are Still Suffering 20 Years After 9/11

People are Still Suffering 20 Years After 9/11 Twenty years after 9/11, people are still suffering because of the terrorist attack on the country. Many people think about those we lost that day, but many people have also been lost because of the health impacts of walking through the wreckage. Hundreds of thousands of tons […]

Asbestos-Related Diseases Kill Nearly 40,000 People Per Year

ASBESTOS-RELATED DISEASES KILL NEARLY 40,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR

Asbestos-Related Diseases Kill Nearly 40,000 People Per Year Every year, over 3,000 new instances of mesothelioma are identified in the United States. While the majority of asbestos exposures happened prior to the 1980s, some asbestos exposure still occurs today. Asbestos is a kind of mineral fiber that may be found in both rocks and soil. […]

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