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Communication is Vital to Life Post-Diagnosis

If you have received a diagnosis of mesothelioma—a form of cancer which results from exposure to asbestos—then you are likely going through a very stressful time in your life. One of the primary things you must remember is that clear communication is essential, in your home, with your doctor, and with your attorney. First, let’s [...]

By | 2017-05-03T11:38:35+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Communication is Vital to Life Post-Diagnosis

What Does Asbestos Look Like? A Short Field Guide

Most of us are aware that asbestos can be dangerous, and can potentially cause mesothelioma—a very serious type of cancer. Asbestos is a fibrous material, mined from the ground, and mixed with many different materials to provide fire-proofing, insulation and strength. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to easily identify asbestos, and asbestos is not [...]

By | 2017-05-03T11:35:02+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Asbestos|Comments Off on What Does Asbestos Look Like? A Short Field Guide

Does Asbestos Exposure Cause COPD?

As a person that has been exposed to asbestos, you run the risk of developing a variety of different diseases. With the harmful nature of this mineral, and the large number of related conditions, it can make it difficult to keep it all straight. In this article, we are going to take a closer look [...]

By | 2017-03-23T17:24:10+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Asbestos|Comments Off on Does Asbestos Exposure Cause COPD?

Asbestos to Finally Be Illegal? How We Got Here

We all know that asbestos is harmful to human health. But even with this knowledge, the march to completely banning it has been tough. There are groups that benefit financially from its continued use, and this has made it easier for some to turn a blind eye. With that said, there are some signs that [...]

By | 2017-03-23T17:20:36+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Asbestos|Comments Off on Asbestos to Finally Be Illegal? How We Got Here

Asbestosis vs. Mesothelioma: 5 Facts You Need to Know

Thousands of people die every year from asbestos-related diseases. Several conditions can be linked to asbestos exposure, and this can lead to some confusion as to what the different conditions are, and the effects that they have on people that have to live with them. To clear up some of the confusion, we are going [...]

By | 2017-03-08T08:19:12+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Asbestosis vs. Mesothelioma: 5 Facts You Need to Know

Canada Moves to Ban Asbestos, Why Not the US?

Since the dangers of asbestos are well known, many countries have already banned the use of the mineral. However, some countries are still lagging behind. Just recently, the Canadian government finally made the final move to ban the use of asbestos, and this has many in the United States asking when it is going to [...]

By | 2017-03-08T08:13:37+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Asbestos|Comments Off on Canada Moves to Ban Asbestos, Why Not the US?

Mesothelioma Risk Factors

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that often develops in either the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. In 2017, the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) reported that up to 2800 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each and every year. This deadly disease is often contracted after being exposed to asbestos [...]

By | 2018-02-12T11:54:44+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Mesothelioma Risk Factors

The Backstory of Benzene

Anyone working in or around the petrochemical industry has a potential for being exposed to benzene. Benzene is a carcinogen that has been linked to Leukemia along with other types of cancers. If you or someone you know has been working with crude oil, plastics, dyes, lubricants, adhesives, or pesticides, you may be wondering what [...]

By | 2017-01-18T13:08:35+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Benzene|Comments Off on The Backstory of Benzene

Still A Threat: Mechanics & Asbestos Exposure

Even though the use of asbestos has been regulated since the 1970s, the automotive industry still comes in contact with it quite frequently. If you are a mechanic, or you have one who is close to you, you should be informed about how one could encounter the potentially life-threatening material. It is also important to [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:23:03+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Asbestos|Comments Off on Still A Threat: Mechanics & Asbestos Exposure

Can You Trust Mesothelioma Commercials?

If you or someone you love is dealing with Mesothelioma, you need a trusted lawyer to handle your case. It seems there are ever-increasing numbers of commercials on TV offering legal support for people who have developed Mesothelioma, but are they legitimate? Here is the background on this developing situation, and some advice to find [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:13:50+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Can You Trust Mesothelioma Commercials?