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Archive for November 2016

New Study Identifies Major Factor in Mesothelioma Development

Nobody knows why malignant mesothelioma tumors form in some who have been exposed to asbestos and not in others, or why the condition takes such a long time to make itself known. Researchers around the world are working hard to solve this mystery, and now scientists in Japan believe that they have identified a major…

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Israeli Fires Raise Concerns Over Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

The fires that have been raging in Israel’s Haifa and Beit Meir regions have been a national catastrophe, but now that they have been successfully extinguished, they are raising new concerns about the risk of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos. In Israel as throughout the rest of the world, many buildings were originally constructed…

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Dealing with Mesothelioma During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and it can be a difficult holiday for those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or whose loved ones have this or any other asbestos-related disease. This holiday focuses heavily on gratitude and counting your blessings, and though some may find themselves embracing that emotion, it can be a hard thing…

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Asbestos Exposure on Commercial Ships Gets Another Look

It has long been known that those who worked in shipyards or who served on military ships have a higher risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Because asbestos was used on such a constant basis in the building and repair of vessels of all types, as well as in the construction and fittings that…

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Denver Apartment Complex Charged With Releasing Asbestos, Risking Mesothelioma

It has been almost fifty years since the Environmental Protection Agency released shattering information regarding the impact of asbestos on human health, and specifically on the risk of malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases. Since that time the use of asbestos in the United States has been seriously curtailed, and strict safety regulations have…

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Tennessee State Senator Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma deadly form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The condition is extremely rare, striking just 3,500 Americans per year, and though most have hard of the condition through attorney advertising on late night television, few people actually know anybody who has been diagnosed with the disease. But the population of the state of…

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