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EPA lists potential asbestos sites

Although the few modern-day products containing asbestos must be labeled, there are still places in the home where asbestos hazards may be found, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA Website provides a list of places in the home where asbestos might be, and some suggestions about what to do if you suspect you have it in your home.

Breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk ...

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EPA lists products that may contain asbestos

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, most products made today don’t contain asbestos, and the few modern-day products still containing asbestos that could be inhaled must be labeled as such.

That’s because studies of people who were exposed to asbestos in factories and shipyards indicate that breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of:

  • lung cancer;
  • mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the chest and the abdominal ...
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Suggested list of questions for asbestos-related cancer

Your time is limited during a doctor’s appointment. And if you suspect you have mesothelioma, you’ll have a lot of ground to cover. The Mayo Clinic suggests you draw up a list of questions before the appointment, ordered from the most to the least important in case time runs out.

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the protective lining covering many of the body’s internal organs, which is called the ...

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Advice for visiting doctor about asbestos-related cancer

The Mayo Clinic provides some guidance for people who are seeing a doctor about potential mesothelioma, a form of cancer that affects the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body called the mesothelium.

Mesothelioma is caused primarily by exposure to asbestos.

If you have lung or abdominal symptoms that may indicate mesothelioma, according to the Clinic, you’re likely to start by seeing your family doctor or a general practitioner. But when you call to set up an ...

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Variety of tests used to detect asbestos-linked cancer

The National Cancer Institute says some of the symptoms that typically indicate the presence of malignant mesothelioma may be from other forms of cancer, such as lung cancer, or from other conditions.

The Institute recommends that you check with your doctor if you have any of the following problems:

  • Trouble breathing.
  • Pain under the rib cage.
  • Pain or swelling in the abdomen.
  • Lumps in the abdomen.
  • Weight loss for no known reason.

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer ...

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Asbestos not the only risk factor for mesothelioma

The American Cancer Society says there are about 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma each year in the United States, which makes it pretty rare.

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused primarily by exposure to asbestos, which affects the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body called the mesothelium.

The rate of mesothelioma in the United States increased from the 1970s to the early 1990s and since then has slowly decreased, which likely resulted from a change ...

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