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Archive for January 2016

Experts Warn that Asbestos Risk is Real

To many Americans, the idea of being exposed to asbestos sounds like something that might have been a possibility forty or fifty years ago, but not any longer – after all, the carcinogen has been banned in the United States for many years. At least that’s what people believe. Though asbestos use has been dramatically…

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Third Wave of Asbestos Victims

When the dangers of asbestos became apparent, it was largely banned for use in the United States. But that doesn’t mean that its use has been entirely halted. In fact, in the year 2014, there were approximately 400 metric tons of the carcinogenic material used in the United States. According to environmental consultant Barry Castleman,…

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Cable Installer Faults AT&T for Mesothelioma Diagnosis

In what is being described as a painful example of the “third wave” of asbestos exposure, 39-year old Kris Penny of Clermont, Florida is fighting the battle of his life against a nearly insurmountable foe – mesothelioma cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Though he was initially caught off guard by his diagnosis, the flooring…

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Asbestos in Schools is a National Problem

Asbestos In Schools: The Need For Action Though it has been well established that asbestos is a dangerous, cancer-causing substance, this was not always the case. For a long period of time the fire and heat retardant material was a standard component in industrial and construction settings, providing effective and inexpensive insulation and fireproofing for buildings…

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Asbestos in Aging Buildings Poses Dangers to All

When most think of asbestos and the dangers it poses, they probably picture construction workers, military veterans, firefighters and others who work in occupations that put them in close proximity to potentially hazardous materials. Few realize that nearly every building that was built in the United States prior to the 1980s has a good chance of…

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Canadian Asbestos Crusader Loses Her Battle with Mesothelioma

An indigenous Canadian woman who devoted much of her life to advocating for the rights of those afflicted with asbestos-related diseases succumbed to mesothelioma on Christmas night. Raven Thundersky was just fifty years old, and was the seventh member of her immediate family who had died of mesothelioma. Thundersky was a member of the Poplar…

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Researchers Find Flaxseed May Prevent Mesothelioma

Ever since scientists confirmed that the fatal form of cancer known as mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, there have been two basic research quests: One was aimed at finding an effective treatment and cure for the aggressive disease, and the other has focused on learning whether there is a way to prevent people…

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