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Mesothelioma Patients at Higher Risk for Blood Clots

A new study conducted by researchers in Ankara, Turkey has revealed that patients who have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma are at a higher risk of experiencing thromboembolic events, also known as TEEs. Thromboembolic events describe when a blood clot forms and then breaks loose, traveling through the body’s blood stream and eventually lodging in […]

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Australian Asbestos Company Causes Outrage With Comp Plans

James Hardie Industries, once Australia’s top producer of asbestos-using materials, cashed in on the asbestos-usage craze of the mid-to-late 20th century, mining and manufacturing mass quantities of asbestos-containing materials for construction purposes. Ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring, asbestos-reinforced cement sheeting, and home insulation were just a few of the applications for asbestos when it first became […]

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Asbestos Company’s Expert Witness Confuses Jury

Asbestos Company’s Expert Witness Confuses Jury An asbestos appeal being heard by the Fourth District Appellate Court ended with the court upholding a McLean County court’s verdict in an asbestos case. The jury had determined that the plaintiff’s asbestosis, an asbestos-related disease, could not be blamed on the defendant based on confusing testimony provided by […]

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Nepal Bans Asbestos

The government of Nepal has announced that it is banning asbestos as a result of concerns about its health impact. An announcement out of the capital city of Kathmandu indicates that the toxic material, which has been traced to a number of serious and even fatal health conditions, will no longer be allowed to be […]

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Mesothelioma Organization Surpasses $9 Million in Funded Research

There are a number of organizations dedicated to funding research for mesothelioma and providing support for its victims, and chief among them is the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. MARF is a non-profit that is solely dedicated to eliminating mesothelioma, and as of this past November it has raised over $9 million in funded research in […]

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Advocates Urging Funding of Specialized Mesothelioma Treatment Center

A group headed by the family of former U.S. Marine John Johnson is urging the US Veterans Administration to provide enhances mesothelioma services at the West LA VA. Johnson died in 2012 of mesothelioma, and it is his family’s belief that had specialized care been available, their loved one might still be alive. The family […]

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Cannabis Oil Treatment for Malignant Mesothelioma

Patients who are struggling with mesothelioma do so knowing that there will come a point when their physician tells them that they have exhausted all of their medical options. Once they reach that day they then are faced with a decision about how to spend their finals days. Should they continue to take advantage of […]

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Wales Universities Cause Asbestos Controversy

As students return to school this fall, parents in Wales in the United Kingdom are becoming increasingly concerned for their children’s safety as it was recently reported that thousands have been exposed to asbestos in university bedrooms. The parents and the students were not made aware of the presence of the toxic chemical because the […]

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Australian Family Finds Asbestos in Home Despite Multiple Inspections

A family whose Canberra home had been certified by two different class-As asbestos assessors now finds themselves in the devastating predicament of having found amosite asbestos – a class 1 carciogen – in their children’s room. The family had purchased a home with the knowledge that it had originally been one of those affected by […]

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South Carolina Contractor Facing Prison and Fines over Beach Asbestos Exposure

David Brawell, owner of Cool Cote LLC, will be spending six months in jail for violations of the federal Clean Air Act, as well as paying a $10,000 fine for having allowed asbestos to be released into the environment in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Braswell had contracted with the owners of the Regency Towers, a […]

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