Posts Tagged 'mesothelioma'

Asbestos Concerns Linger Nearly 50 Years After First Warnings

concerns linger over mesothelioma risks and asbestosFew materials have affected entire industries quite like the scourge of asbestos. Used in everything from insulation to paint, asbestos changed the way we manufactured many of the items we would come to welcome into our homes with open arms.

As a spike in a new form of cancer emerged, however, it became obvious that a serious mistake had been made. Research would go on to show that even a small ...

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MO Court Reverses Ruling in Potentially Massive Asbestos Lawsuit

asbestos lawsuit allowed to continue in missouriThe Missouri Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling that denied class certification in a five-year-old asbestos lawsuit brought against Jackson County and a contractor. The lawsuit was filed in 2010 on behalf of thousands of people potentially exposed to asbestos in the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City. The new ruling will allow anyone who worked in the courthouse for more than two consecutive weeks or for 80 ...

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Asbestos is Still Widely Promoted in Asia as a Product for the Poor

While most of the world recognizes the severe negative health effects of asbestos exposure, the industry continues to thrive in India, where executives claim the materials are suitable for building in poorer regions. An article in Business Insider recounts that industry leaders continue to deny the negative health consequences from exposure to asbestos. India is now the world’s biggest importer of the deadly mineral, where asbestos is now a $2 billion industry and still growing.

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Study Shows Risk of Mesothelioma Remains Decades After Exposure to Asbestos

risk of mesothelioma still high long after asbestos exposureA recent study shows that the long-term risk of developing mesothelioma increases even following cessation of asbestos exposure. A study done on eight patient groups concluded that the toxicity of asbestos within the body does not subside until 40-50 years after exposure. Asbestos exposure has been found to have direct links to the development of mesothelioma.

Both people exposed directly and through secondhand contact are very much ...

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Asbestos Exposure May be Linked to Autoimmune Conditions

The link between exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma has been well-documented for years and has resulted in millions of dollars of recovery for victims. Recently, new information has come to light that indicates that exposure to asbestos may also be linked to the development of certain autoimmune disorders.

Serpentine and Amphibole Fibers Involve Different Risks

The term “asbestos” refers to a number of different mineral fibers that can be classified as either “serpentine” or “amphibole.” According to one ...

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New Graphite Material Poses Asbestos-Like Risk

Graphene is a relatively new material that has many observers excited about its potential uses in electronics and other applications. Some experts, however, are worried about potential adverse health effects in people who work with graphene. Graphene is made from graphite, which is a stable form of carbon. Graphene is made from a single layer of carbon atoms and is an extremely efficient conductor of heat and electricity.

According to a report published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, continue reading...

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