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Does Talcum Powder Contain Asbestos? A California Jury Says Yes

A California jury has shown its distrust of Johnson & Johnson’s continued assertions that its talcum powder does not contain asbestos, by awarding $29 million to a plaintiff who believes J & J’s talc-based products caused her cancer. This latest defeat is the latest blow for a company facing more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits. As [...]

By |2019-09-04T09:10:38-05:00August 30th, 2019|Asbestos|Comments Off on Does Talcum Powder Contain Asbestos? A California Jury Says Yes

Children’s Cosmetics Asbestos Warning Bill Under Consideration in U.S. House

There has been growing concern among the public as well as the FDA that there has been asbestos contamination in products sold primarily to young teens by Claire’s and Justice Tween Retailers. In response to the public concerns, the new Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 was introduced into Congress. The bill regards [...]

By |2019-09-04T09:11:04-05:00August 16th, 2019|Asbestos|Comments Off on Children’s Cosmetics Asbestos Warning Bill Under Consideration in U.S. House

4 Things to do ASAP When a Loved One is Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Asbestos was once touted as a miracle product due to its strength, durability, and resistance to fire. As such, it was used in a variety of building and industrial products across the United States. Unfortunately, this product has proven deadly and continues to cause deaths every single year. According to recent statistics, over 3,000 Americans [...]

By |2019-06-17T16:27:13-05:00June 17th, 2019|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on 4 Things to do ASAP When a Loved One is Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

The Truth about Asbestos Use in the United States

For decades, the health hazards of asbestos have been well documented. There is overwhelming medical evidence that asbestos exposure has directly caused thousands of deaths and health problems related to cancer over the years. In fact, it is estimated that 3,000 Americans die from an asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, every single year. Despite these [...]

By |2019-06-17T16:20:04-05:00June 10th, 2019|Asbestos|Comments Off on The Truth about Asbestos Use in the United States

The 10 Best Ways to Give Support to a Mesothelioma Patient

Mesothelioma is an aggressive, malignant cancer which occurs when a person inhales asbestos fibers, usually found in the workplace. The asbestos fibers become lodged in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart, causing about 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma each year across the United States. The inhaled asbestos fibers essentially alter a person’s DNA [...]

By |2019-11-08T03:56:42-06:00May 16th, 2019|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on The 10 Best Ways to Give Support to a Mesothelioma Patient

Can Asbestos Exposure Cause COPD?

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a type of lung disease which causes people to have difficulty breathing, which, over time, becomes worse. COPD is much like chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and while the primary cause of the disease is smoking, chemical fumes, exposure to asbestos and other environmental toxins can also cause COPD. People [...]

By |2019-11-26T06:10:07-06:00April 20th, 2019|Asbestos|Comments Off on Can Asbestos Exposure Cause COPD?

What is Friable Asbestos and Why is it Important?

Materials which contain asbestos broadly fall into two categories: friable and non-friable. Non-friable asbestos encompasses materials in which the asbestos is bonded—firmly bound within the material, therefore unlikely to release any measurable levels of asbestos fibers into the air. Because of this, there is a much lower risk to the health of those who come [...]

By |2019-04-10T15:24:01-05:00April 10th, 2019|Asbestos|Comments Off on What is Friable Asbestos and Why is it Important?

3 Goals for Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2019

If you ever wonder why asbestos is still legal, you aren’t alone. This lethal mineral continues to kill more than 200,000 people worldwide… every single year. But 100% of those deaths are preventable. That’s why Global Asbestos Awareness Week takes place every year from April 1-7. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) designates this week [...]

By |2019-04-03T15:42:17-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Asbestos, Research|Comments Off on 3 Goals for Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2019

Asbestos Found in Local New Orleans School

You may know that asbestos is found in many industrial applications, so the danger of exposure is usually a concern for workers in shipyards, manufacturing facilities, oil refineries, and other industrial jobs. But many other public buildings contain asbestos, like office buildings, municipal buildings, and even schools and hospitals. A local New Orleans charter school, [...]

By |2019-06-11T06:51:46-05:00November 13th, 2018|Asbestos|Comments Off on Asbestos Found in Local New Orleans School

What’s the Average Louisiana Mesothelioma Settlement?

For those employees who have been exposed to asbestos through their workplace and have developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease in Louisiana, a mesothelioma settlement or verdict can allow you to deal with the expenses associated with your treatment, as well as replacing any lost income you may have experienced due to your illness.  The [...]

By |2019-11-26T06:09:38-06:00September 7th, 2018|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on What’s the Average Louisiana Mesothelioma Settlement?