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Why is Mesothelioma So Deadly?

While there are plenty of dangers in our modern world, the buildings where we spend hundreds of thousands of hours working—as well as our homes, in some cases—could potentially be harming our health. Corporate buildings constructed prior to the 1980’s tend to have many components which contain asbestos, including fireproofing materials applied on steel beams [...]

By | 2017-08-15T23:12:32+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Why is Mesothelioma So Deadly?

Attic Insulation Dangers: A Tale of Tainted Vermiculite

If you have ever been involved in gardening, it is likely you have encountered vermiculite, which is often mixed with potting soil in order to “lighten” up the soil, allowing much better water retention. Vermiculite is also used in insulation materials, and, normally, is not a problem; however, there are issues regarding tainted vermiculite from [...]

By | 2017-08-15T23:03:13+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Asbestos|Comments Off on Attic Insulation Dangers: A Tale of Tainted Vermiculite

New Results for First Approved Mesothelioma Treatment

There are approximately 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed every year in the United States, and while mesothelioma rates have reduced slightly in the United States, they continue to increase in other countries. Most cases of mesothelioma are directly related to work-exposure to asbestos, which is used in a wide range of industries. While chemotherapy [...]

By | 2017-07-14T06:54:04+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on New Results for First Approved Mesothelioma Treatment

Symptoms of Benzene Exposure in Our Daily Lives

Benzene is a volatile organic compound; most commonly it is a colorless liquid with a sweet smell that is highly flammable. Unfortunately, the effects of benzene on the human body are anything but sweet. Benzene is formed through natural processes, as well as the activities of human beings. Forest fires and volcanoes produce a certain [...]

By | 2017-07-14T06:50:31+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Benzene|Comments Off on Symptoms of Benzene Exposure in Our Daily Lives

You May Have Been Exposed to Asbestos if You Spent Time Here

Despite the fact that asbestos is a known carcinogen, according to OSHA, every day in the United States almost 1.3 million people will go to a workplace where they will be exposed to significant levels of asbestos. In the past, exposure to asbestos was concentrated in the milling and mining of raw materials, as well [...]

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:20+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Asbestos|Comments Off on You May Have Been Exposed to Asbestos if You Spent Time Here

Should Mesothelioma Patients Use Supplements?

Those who have been exposed to asbestos, and later developed mesothelioma or other cancers, can sometimes complement their medical treatments with vitamins, herbal supplements or other types of therapeutic supplements, to avoid side effects and increase the chance of survival. Considering that Americans spent more than $20 billion on dietary supplements in 2015, it appears [...]

By | 2017-05-30T13:56:27+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Should Mesothelioma Patients Use Supplements?

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 | 2019-06-11T23:02:42+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Asbestos|Comments Off on Asbestos to Finally Be Illegal? How We Got Here