Occupational Diseases

Let’s All Work Together to Spread Mesothelioma Awareness

Let’s All Work Together to Spread Mesothelioma Awareness Mesothelioma is a devastating cancer that is caused primarily by asbestos exposure. It is a terrible diagnosis to receive and not many people know what it is, which is why mesothelioma awareness is so important. Many people’s lives could be saved and could be improved if more […]

New Mesothelioma Treatment Developments in 2020

New Mesothelioma Treatment Developments in 2020 Mesothelioma Awareness Day is in September, so it is a good time to recognize new research for the cancer and look at how far we have come in the treatment of the disease. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, which surrounds different organs, but it primarily affects the […]

On the 19th Anniversary of 9/11, We Remember Those who Died from Exposure to Harmful Carcinogens

On the 19th Anniversary of 9/11, We Remember Those who Died from Exposure to Harmful Carcinogens Today is the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. The moment the planes hit the buildings, so many peoples’ lives were changed forever.  From firefighters running into the towers to responders going through […]

Hurricanes Cause Oil Refineries to Release More Pollution

Hurricanes Cause Oil Refineries to Release More Pollution When powerful storms like hurricanes hit land, structural and property damage are not the only problems people have to deal with. When hurricane Laura hit land in Texas and Louisiana, oil refineries and rigs had to be shut down and evacuated to ensure the health and safety […]

Important Steps to Take After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Important Steps to Take After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Important Steps to Take After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis Concern for asbestos-related health issues began in the 20th century and escalated during the 1920s and 1930s. By the 1980s and 1990s, asbestos use was restricted, phased out, or banned outright in an increasing number of countries. Researchers have determined the annual number of mesothelioma deaths globally […]

Asbestos Related Diseases Cause 39,000 Fatalities Annually

Asbestos Related Diseases

Asbestos Related Diseases Cause 39,000 Fatalities Annually Almost 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States every year. While the most substantial asbestos exposures occurred mostly before the 1980s, some asbestos exposure continues to this day. Asbestos is a mineral fiber group found in rocks and soil. The fibers are microscopic but […]

Companies Hide Dangers of Asbestos For Decades

Companies Hide Dangers of Asbestos For Decades

Companies Hide Dangers of Asbestos For Decades Diseases triggered by asbestos, such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer continue to be leading causes of U.S. occupational illness and death. Many people that were exposed decades ago are being diagnosed today.  Due to the long latency periods between asbestos exposure and disease development, diagnoses and deaths […]

According to a Lawsuit, the EPA Needs to Update Federal Regulations for Coking Facilities

According to a Lawsuit, the EPA Needs Update Federal Regulations for Coking Facilities A collection of environmental advocacy groups recently had a win in federal court regarding the regulation of pollution from coke ovens around the country. They claim the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly regulate the pollution coming from coke ovens, including ones […]

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Damages

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Damages Johnson & Johnson was recently ordered to pay $2.1 billion in damages to women with ovarian cancer that blame it on their talcum powder use. Thousands of women have sued Johnson and Johnson saying they were never warned of the risks involved with using baby […]

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 […]

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