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Archive for November 2014

Further Studies Expose Carbon Nanotube Risks

It has long been suspected that there are significant risks involved in exposure to multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Much like asbestos fibers, these particles — which are synthetic — are extremely small and can easily be inhaled or ingested as dust. The inhalation and ingestion of asbestos has been proven to be the cause of mesothelioma…

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Detroit School Accused of Asbestos Cover-Up

The Dearborn Heights School District No. 7 is facing charges of falsifying a report and covering up past asbestos contamination in a federal lawsuit that was filed this past week. Though the claim does not indicate that there is a current issue with asbestos contamination in the schools, it has been alleged that after having…

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Asbestos Ruling Reversed in Case Involving Swiss Billionaire

It’s been a long legal battle for Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, who saw his fortunes reversed this week as his conviction on asbestos-related charges was overturned by the Italian Court of Cassation. For years he has been fending off legal actions charging him with the responsibility for thousands of asbestos deaths caused by factories that…

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Texas College Faces Asbestos Questions

Administrators from Kilgore College, a community college located in Kilgore, Texas, are very much in the hot seat right now as they face explosive charges that they have been exposing thousands of people to improperly handled asbestos over the last several years. The college’s Facilities Dirctor, Dalton Smith, has worked for Kilgore for the past…

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Good News and Bad News Around the BAP1 Gene Mutation

Patients who are identified as carrying the BAP1 genetic mutation have reason for concern as well as reason to celebrate according to the results of a recent study. A group of researchers from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute-Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, the Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of…

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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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Memorial Sloan Kettering Study pending FDA Approval for Phase One Trial in Humans

The science of genetically reengineering the body’s immune system to help it to fight cancer has been showing tremendous success in the treatment of a variety of cancer types, but those that are accompanied by hard tumors have proven resistant to the protocol’s promise. Mesothelioma is among these types of cancers, and that is one…

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New Protocol Being Used in Turkey for Mesothelioma Treatment

Turkey has long been known to be one of the areas of the world that have been most devastated by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. This is in large part due to the fact that the country’s geology is rich in erionite, a material that is very similar to asbestos. With the country’s population so…

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