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 | 2018-11-13T03:34:07+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Asbestos|Comments Off on Asbestos Found in Local New Orleans School

Surprising places you may have been exposed to asbestos

Like many people, you may think that asbestos was banned a long time ago. But asbestos is still around in a lot of surprising places. The risk of exposure to this deadly chemical can happen in some surprising places. Your Home  Even if you have a newer home, many construction materials still contain asbestos. Cement [...]

By | 2018-05-31T12:33:35+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Asbestos|Comments Off on Surprising places you may have been exposed to asbestos

Can a Blood Test Detect Asbestos Exposure

Even in 2018, there is still no cure for mesothelioma. By the time patients are diagnosed with mesothelioma, they usually only have a few years left to live. Yet discovering mesothelioma earlier can lead to better treatment options that could help patients live longer, healthier lives with this incurable disease. But is there a way [...]

By | 2018-05-31T12:28:06+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Asbestos|Comments Off on Can a Blood Test Detect Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos Exposure Doesn’t Just Happen at Work

Most of us associate asbestos exposure with a workplace in which items containing asbestos are manufactured. While it is true that the majority of those who develop mesothelioma—a cancer caused by repeated exposure to asbestos— were directly exposed to the substance, there are those who develop mesothelioma from “secondhand” exposure.   “Shaker cases” of mesothelioma [...]

By | 2017-09-27T16:54:38+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Asbestos|Comments Off on Asbestos Exposure Doesn’t Just Happen at Work

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

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

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

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?