Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma

Asbestos Found in Consumer Products

Asbestos Found in Consumer Products Many industrial sites contained asbestos, but other locations like people’s homes also contained the carcinogen. Asbestos is a great insulator, which is why it has been used in so many industrial and consumer products. Certain products like fake snow were especially dangerous because it was just friable chrysotile asbestos sold […]

Sources of Natural Asbestos Exposure

First Discoveries of Diseases Caused By Asbestos

Sources of Natural Asbestos Exposure People exposed to asbestos are primarily exposed through work, but there are other ways people can encounter this carcinogen. Since asbestos is naturally occurring, there is a chance when going outside people can become exposed. Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring minerals that are found in rock and […]

Today is the Great American Smokeout

Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking

Today is the Great American Smokeout Today is the Great American Smokeout, a day where you can quit smoking or make a plan to quit smoking. The Great American Smokeout started in 1970 when Arthur P Mullaney asked people to give up smoking for a day and donate the money that would have been spent […]

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021 This upcoming Sunday is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This is a day to recognize the incurable cancer of the mesothelium, which is a membrane that surrounds organs including the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. Pleural mesothelioma (lungs) is the most common form, followed by peritoneal (abdomen), pericardial (heart), and testicular (testicles). The […]

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. […]

Companies Have Been Concealing The Dangers of Asbestos for Decades

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure

Companies Have Been Concealing The Dangers of Asbestos for Decades Asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer continue to be the top causes of occupational sickness and mortality in the United States. Thousands of people who were exposed decades ago are now being diagnosed. The time between exposure to asbestos and illness development […]

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 […]

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