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Four Countries Block Export Restrictions on Asbestos

The continuing use of asbestos, a deadly mineral that has been named as the cause of mesothelioma, as well as a number of other serious and sometimes fatal illnesses, is of great concern to the world health community. But despite worries about the increasing harm done by the toxin, efforts to add chrysotile asbestos to […]


World Health Organization Says One in Three Europeans Exposed to Asbestos

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe held a high-level meeting in Haifa this week, and warned that at least one out of every three inhabitants of Europe face exposure to asbestos. The deadly material may be present in either the workplace or in their environment, and it is expected to kill 15,000 people […]

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Russia Continues to Resist Asbestos-Related Restrictions

Russia, along with dozens of other nations whose economies rely on asbestos mining, manufacturing and export, has once again spoken up in defense of the carcinogenic mineral fiber—one which has been banned outright by many countries due to its potential to cause extreme health hazards. Russia joined other asbestos-reliant countries in making a plea to […]


Study Indicates that Standardized Mesothelioma Treatment In The UK Is Needed

In the United States there is a generally accepted multimodality treatment approach that is generally used for the treatment of mesothelioma, a rare and always fatal form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Though there are variations in the protocol selected based upon the experience and preferences of an individual physician, as […]


The Facts About the FACT Act of 2015

The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act of 2015, or FACT Act (HR 526), is a subject of much debate between victims of asbestos-related illness, their families and representatives, and now-defunct businesses with trusts set up to compensate those victims for their illnesses. If the act passes, it will amend federal legislature pertaining to bankrupt businesses […]


Merck’s New Immunotherapy Drug Offers Promise For Mesothelioma Victims

Despite the fact that asbestos use has been widely curtailed in the United States, the toxic substance is still present in many applications and buildings, and people continue to be diagnosed with a variety of asbestos-related disorders, including asbestosis and lung cancer. The deadliest of all of these is mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer […]


Italian Study Reveals Mesothelioma Clusters Near Asbestos Plants

The idea of geographic areas where cancer clusters are discovered is not news to citizens of the United States. A cancer cluster is an area where there are a higher number of diagnosed cancer cases over a specific period of time than would normally be the case. They have been shown to have occurred among […]


Appellate Court Dismisses Case Against Ford UK

A mesothelioma patient who had filed a lawsuit against Ford USA, Abex Corporation and Ford UK (a division of the Ford Motor Company that operates in the United Kingdom) has been dealt a legal blow by a New York appellate court, which has decided that the state of New York holds no jurisdiction over ford […]


Health Advocates Voice Concern Over Asbestos in Water

Whether you’re visiting your physician for your annual check-up or reading an article on weight loss, you’re likely to be told that you should be making a point of drinking eight glasses of water per day. Keeping well hydrated makes sure that the cells in your body operate at their optimum performance level and that […]


Asbestos Violations on the Increase in Michigan

Michigan is a state that has been pivotal in industrial development throughout the years, and as a result there was a tremendous amount of construction that accompanied the various booms within the state. Years later, the buildings that were once seen as essential and state of the art are today the target of demolition projects. […]