Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma May Be a Risk For Plumbers and Pipefitters

Mesothelioma Can Be A Big Risk For Plumbers and Pipefitters

Mesothelioma May Be a Risk For Plumbers and Pipefitters Mesothelioma occurs when asbestos fibers are inhaled and become embedded in the mesothelium, the lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs. The embedded fibers inflame the linings, cause malignant tumors to form, which lead to various types of cancer. Many people in the building […]

Firefighters Have High Risk of Developing Mesothelioma

High Risk of Asbestos Exposure to Firemen According to a 2010 study by NIOSH analyzing the cancer incidence among firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia, firefighters had a two-times higher risk of developing mesothelioma than the general public, particularly pleural mesothelioma, likely due to their occupational asbestos exposure. How are Firemen Exposed to Asbestos? Clothing […]

Treatment and Exercise May Benefit Those Suffering from Mesothelioma

Treatment and Exercise May Benefit Those Suffering from Mesothelioma

Treatment and Exercise May Benefit Those Suffering from Mesothelioma Almost 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the United States. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer linked to exposure to asbestos. Asbestos fibers inhaled or ingested attach to the lining of the lungs and abdomen. They inflame the organs and cause tumors, which […]

Johnson & Johnson is Ending Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

Talcum Powder | Goldberg, Persky, and White P.C.

Johnson & Johnson is Ending Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America Johnson & Johnson will no longer be selling talc-based baby powder in North America. It has had to deal with many lawsuits because of asbestos contamination in the product. Baby powder is made of talc, which is a naturally occurring mineral that can […]

COVID-19 Impacts People with Mesothelioma

COVID-19 Impacts People with Mesothelioma

COVID-19 Impacts People with Mesothelioma The coronavirus outbreak has had a massive ripple effect throughout the United States, and mesothelioma patients are caught in it. The spread and fear of COVID-19, has led to event cancellations and international travel restrictions. People with mesothelioma should continue to be especially cautious. The current state of their health and immune […]

Do You Have Mesothelioma During COVID-19?

Mesothelioma During COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to disrupt our usual way of life. People with mesothelioma are not immune to the anxiousness and hardships caused by this health crisis. The economy continues to suffer as many businesses are closed. Markets are uncertain. Sporting events have been canceled or postponed. Social outings are an afterthought. Many cities have asked residents […]

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – April 7, 2020

From April 1 to April 7, 2020, The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is once again kicking off its global campaign of education and awareness about the risks of asbestos exposure and the need for a ban with Global Asbestos Awareness Week.  The event, now in its 16th consecutive year, will focus on different aspects throughout the […]

Man Sentenced for Illegal Asbestos Removal at his Property

Man Sentenced for Illegal Asbestos Removal at his Property The man who illegally removed asbestos at his Westinghouse facility has been sentenced in court. He was sentenced to one month of prison, nine months of house arrest, and three years of probation. The man is a resident of Mt Lebanon and is a commercial and […]

Talc Needs to be Tested More Thoroughly to Ensure Consumers’ Health

Talcum Powder | Goldberg, Persky, and White P.C.

Talc Needs to be Tested More Thoroughly to Ensure Consumers’ Health Talc is sold as a healthy and safe product, but this is not always the case. Talc can sometimes be found alongside asbestos, and when it is mined to be put in many different products, the talc can become contaminated with asbestos fibers. People […]

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