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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 16th, 2019|Asbestos|Comments Off on Children’s Cosmetics Asbestos Warning Bill Under Consideration in U.S. House

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+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Asbestos|Comments Off on The Truth about Asbestos Use in the United States

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 | 2019-06-11T06:52:07+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+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 | 2019-06-11T06:50:26+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