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September 23, 2022

Mesothelioma and improper asbestos disposal

The disposal of asbestos is something that must be handled in a very precise manner. Failing to do this can lead to people around the asbestos being exposed to the substance. Exposure to asbestos is problematic because the symptoms of mesothelioma – one of the diseases it can cause — don’t show up right away […]
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September 20, 2022

How can ships cause asbestos-induced illness?

Anyone alive a few decades ago could have found themselves exposed to asbestos in their home. Yet often, those discovering asbestos has adversely affected them came into contact with it through their work. One industry where this was particularly common was shipbuilding. Ship manufacturers used abundant asbestos to insulate pipes and reduce the risk of […]
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August 25, 2022

You can’t always identify asbestos yourself

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. […]
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August 23, 2022

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 […]
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August 23, 2022

Is coughing a sign of mesothelioma?

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 […]
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August 15, 2022

The history of asbestos death and diseases

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 […]
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August 2, 2022
mesothelioma in women

Mesothelioma in Women: a Better Prognosis?

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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July 22, 2022
Jobs With Asbestos Exposure Risk

8 Jobs With Asbestos Exposure Risk

Inhalation or ingestion of airborne asbestos fibers can occur when disturbed or worn-down materials containing the mineral are disturbed. Once they get into the lungs or digestive system tissues, they can remain there forever. Over time, these fibers can cause mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, as well as other deadly diseases. Unfortunately, […]
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June 30, 2022
Common Products That May Contain Asbestos

Common Products That May Contain Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber found in rock and soil. It has been used in many products due to its strength, heat resistance, and insulation properties. Asbestos fibers are tiny and can quickly become airborne when disturbed. When inhaled or ingested, these fibers can cause serious health problems such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, […]
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June 15, 2022

Could immunotherapy help in the battle against mesothelioma?

Receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma means facing a particularly poor prognosis. The five-year survival rates for mesothelioma are lower than with many other cancers, and there is no treatment that will successfully cure mesothelioma, unlike many other cancers. Once the condition has presented noticeable symptoms, it will continue to generate symptoms that impact your health […]
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