Contractor Fined For Improperly Cleaning Up Asbestos at High School
Did you know that it could take ten to fifty years for the symptoms of mesothelioma to appear? Many patients diagnosed with the disease are not expecting to hear that their asbestos exposure from decades ago has progressed into a fatal cancer within their bodies today.
In Libby, Montana, home of the former W.R. Grace & Co. vermiculite mine, they mined something else. They mined asbestos, and inadvertently created asbestos-contaminated dust that covered the town.
The mine has been closed since 1990, but for thousands of residents, the injury caused by the deadly fibers had already begun. Lodged deep in their lungs, the microscopic, needle-like fibers are inexorably causing the damage that will eventually result in asbestos-related illnesses like asbestoses and mesothelioma.
LaRose Industries Recalls Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
There are many different individuals working to spread awareness of asbestos exposure, but the most recent cry came from over 300 scientists and organizations across the globe urging India to halt imports and ban the substance from use in the country altogether. In a letter addressed to three ministers of the Indian government, these hundreds of professionals want to see people put before profits.
Did you know? It is a fact that cigarette smoke and asbestos expsoure do not mix.
Toyota Reaches Settlement After Unintended Accelaration Crash
FDA Condones Use of Arsenic in Chicken Meat
If you are working to avoid a deadly disease like lung cancer in your lifetime, staying away from cigarette smoke and asbestos fibers is sure to keep you on the right track. When combined, cigarette smoke and asbestos exposure can increase the risk for lung cancer by almost 60 times!
Gree Electronic Appliances Recalls 2 Million Dehumidifiers