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July 2013 Archives

Asbestos Facts: What is asbestos?

You might have noticed warning and hazard signs for asbestos exposure around old buildings and schools in your city or town, but do you know exactly what this danger is that you are supposed to be avoiding? Asbestos is a naturally-occurring, fibrous mineral that is found in our earth and...

Railroad worker's family receives $1.4 from asbestos case

Asbestos is an insidious material. Seemingly helpful, being both fireproof and an insulator, and natural, it can remain a threat for decades, until it is disturbed and once disturbed, it can slowly infect those exposed to its deadly fibers, which can then slowly develop into a diseases like asbestosis or...

New Australian research on mesothelioma treatments encouraging

Researchers at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, are working on new treatments for mesothelioma, an incurable cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. It is "a completely different strategy to what anyone else has done so far," Associate Professor Sonja Klebe, who is running the novel treatments, told Yahoo! 7...

Fire leads to asbestos debris in neighborhood

When a person is exposed to asbestos for a significant period of time, it is possible that he or she can develop serious health conditions as a result of this contact. Many occupations place individuals into dangerous situations, and employers must take precautions to ensure that their workers are protected....