Tag: Asbestos Exposure

WHO European Conference Region Asbestos

WHO European Conference Region Asbestos

The World Health Organization (“WHO”) European Conference Region encompasses some of the most prosperous countries in both western and northern Europe. Sadly, this region has been rocked by asbestos-related illnesses. In fact, within the European Region asbestos is considered one of the most serious environmental health hazards that faces Europeans. Across the region around half […]

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UPenn Awarded $10 Million Grant To Conduct Asbestos Research

UPenn Awarded $10 Million Grant To Conduct Asbestos Research

The University of Pennsylvania’s (“UPenn”) Perelman School of Medicine’s Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (“CEET”) has been awarded a $10 million grant to study the various ways in which asbestos exposure results in mesothelioma and other asbestos exposure-related illnesses. This grant, which was awarded by the National Institute for Environmental Health Services (“NIEHS”), will […]

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The Different Types of Pleural Disorders

The Different Types of Pleural Disorders

The pleura provides protection for your outer lungs and chest cavity. This membrane is made up of two thin sheets of large body tissue that wrap around both the chest cavity and outer lungs. In between the body tissue sheets is the pleural space, which is full of fluid and allows the two pleural layers […]

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The Duty to Warn in Asbestos Cases

The Duty to Warn in Asbestos Cases

A recently decided asbestos cases in the California Appeals court serves as an excellent example of the legal considerations taken by a court when determining whether there was a duty to warn about hazardous substances such as asbestos. The California Appeals Court determined that the duty to warn of potential asbestos-containing exposure should be extended […]

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Sometimes Asbestos Exposure is Not as Hazardous As It Seems

Sometimes Asbestos Exposure is Not as Hazardous As It Seems

A recent asbestos discovery in the soil at Islip, New York has the town members on high alert. However, the asbestos discovered in the soil most likely will not present the health hazards that asbestos-exposure usually holds. Concerns about asbestos-exposure must focus on the location, amount and type of asbestos found because all factors can […]

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