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The Evolving Case of 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. Because most asbestos exposure occurs in an employment setting, an affected person’s previous employer, or […]

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Risks Associated With Naturally Occurring Asbestos

“Most of us, when we think of asbestos, think of the insulation in old buildings up for demolition. But asbestos fibers are naturally occurring minerals, and their natural habitats are deposits that meander all over the U.S., concentrated especially in the West. When wind blows asbestos off the hills, exactly how dangerous is it? … In […]

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Surprising Facts About Asbestos That You Probably Did Not Know

Many people have heard about asbestos and most people know that it is harmful and can lead to a lung disease known as mesothelioma. Some people may even know that it can be found in many everyday items like insulation, floor tiles, and even in the ground. However, this is often the extent of the […]

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The Link Between Asbestos and Lung Cancer

When it comes to figuring out whether exposure to asbestos fibers causes cancer, different types of studies are usually carried out. In the first instance, people are studied where the rates of cancer are looked at in various groups. This compares the rate of cancer among the group exposed to asbestos and the rate of […]

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Overview of the Different Types of Mesothelioma

According to the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, there are four types of mesothelioma that can come about as a result of exposure to asbestos:   Pleural Mesothelioma (Lungs) Pleural mesothelioma develops in the lining of the lungs, which is called the pleura. As the most common form of the disease, pleural mesothelioma accounts for approximately 80% […]

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