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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women. The CDC estimates more than 80% of all lung cancer cases are caused by tobacco use. Most cases are diagnosed when...
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Benzene Found in Some Dry Shampoo
High levels of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, have been detected in some dry shampoo products, according to a new report from Valisure, an independent laboratory. Last month some aerosol dry shampoos – including Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI, and TRESemmé were voluntarily...
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Hair straightening chemicals associated with uterine cancer risk-Black women may be more affected
Women who use chemical hair straighteners, dyes, bleach, and perm chemicals are at a higher risk for uterine cancer according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health. In the study, 33,497 U.S. women from ages 35 –...
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Asbestos attorney continues to make his mark in the field
For the first decade of his career, trial attorney James Nevin worked at a relentless, breakneck pace, trying asbestos and other tort cases nearly nonstop.“I would finish one trial and the next day start a new one,” he recalls. “I would...
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New EPA Office for Low-income Areas and Communities of Color
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will create a new national office of environmental justice to address pollution and climate change in low-income areas and communities of color. EPA administrator, Michael Regan, announced the creation of the office with environmental justice and civil rights...
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New Mesothelioma Drug Starts Trial
Verismo Therapeutics announced that is has received clearance of its new drug for ovarian cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, and, mesothelioma from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial of SynKIR-110. The first human trials...
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Blood Test Can Accurately Diagnose Mesothelioma
Historically there have been only two ways to diagnose mesothelioma: histology and cytology. Histology tests tissue and cytology tests fluid. Both tests are often performed to determine if a patient has mesothelioma. Often, the patient is in an advanced stage...
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Hairdresser Dies From Asbestos Exposure From Hairdryers
A hairdresser, Pauline Kirby, who cleaned hair dryers that contained asbestos in the 1970s died from mesothelioma. Kirby’s diagnosis came in 2016, decades after her exposure to the carcinogenic material. Her husband, an electrician, said in her hearing that he...
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Johnson & Johnson Remove Talc Product From Shelves Worldwide
For several years, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has faced litigation for their talcum powder products that resulted in ovarian cancer and mesothelioma in many consumers. J&J is pulling their baby powder products that contain talc worldwide next year after pulling...
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Infographic: Asbestos Exposure in Your Home
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