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Understanding the Most Common Type of Mesothelioma- Pleural Meso

“Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring fibrous minerals that have the ability to resist heat, fire and electricity. Although asbestos fibers are microscopic in nature, they are extremely durable and resistant to fire and most chemical reactions and breakdowns… Asbestos is perhaps best known for its role in causing mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer that […]

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What Happens With Second Hand Asbestos Exposure

Asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer are all very tragic conditions, and are ones that can severely impair a person’s quality of life, lead to pain and suffering, result in death, and leave surviving family members to struggle emotionally and financially. Risk Factors for Developing Mesothelioma Several factors will affect the likelihood of exposure to asbestos […]

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Mesothelioma After Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a term given to identify a group of naturally occurring minerals that are comprised of long, thin fibers. These minerals are very heat resistant and thus were commonly used in man-made insulators, and they are also highly fire-resistant, so they were used in many applications as heat retardation and insulation in industrial and even […]

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What Is Asbestosis Exactly?

Asbestosis is a very serious lung disease, and can be fatal. The condition is characterized by scarring of the lungs caused by asbestos fibers. The scarring can range from mild to severe, and may result in complications such as shortness of breath, a persistent cough, weight loss, clubbing of fingers, and chest pain. Having asbestosis […]

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What type of information, instruction, and training is necessary to work with asbestos?

Workers and supervisors must be able to recognize asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and know what to do if they come across them in order to protect themselves and others. There are three main levels of information, instruction and training. These relate to: Asbestos awareness Non-licensable work with asbestos Licensable work with asbestos. “Attending a training course […]

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