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You can’t always identify asbestos yourself

August 25, 2022
The best way to avoid asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma is to always ensure that you wear proper protective gear when working around it. This is why remediation teams that remove asbestos from buildings have special hazardous material suits that they wear, along with highly-rated (P-100) masks to filter the particles out of the air. […]

Are domestic companies still using asbestos for manufacturing?

Asbestos was once a very popular component for everything from Navy vessel components to brake pads. This cheap mineral substance is useful as both a fire retardant and an insulator. Unfortunately, when workers or consumers inhale particulate asbestos, they notably increase their risk of becoming ill. Federal regulatory agencies now recognize that there is no […]

Is coughing a sign of mesothelioma?

August 23, 2022
Those who have been exposed to asbestos know that they could develop mesothelioma. This is an aggressive type of cancer. It needs to be treated as soon as possible, so people are always on the lookout for different signs and symptoms. One obvious symptom that something is wrong is if you develop a cough. Could […]

The history of asbestos death and diseases

August 15, 2022
For years, asbestos was used in practically everything: walls, insulations, fabrics, toys, flooring, ceilings, etc. It was the go-to product in many things – especially if you were looking to fireproof something. Asbestos is, after all, a naturally occurring fibrous mineral with minimal heat conductivity. Consumers and workers were often convinced that the mineral was […]

Mesothelioma in Women: a Better Prognosis?

August 2, 2022
Mesothelioma and Women: a Better Prognosis? Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the lining of specific organs in the body, most commonly the lungs. In women, pleural mesothelioma is the most common type, occurring five times more frequently than peritoneal mesothelioma, which develops in the abdominal lining. Unfortunately, this type of cancer […]
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