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January 2013 Archives

New drug compound to be tested on mesothelioma patients

Mesothelioma cancer brought on by asbestos exposure is a frightening disease. In the typical case, mesothelioma is triggered by inhalation of airborne asbestos particles, which lodge deep in the lungs, irritating the plural membrane until a tumor begins to grow. The mortality rate for diagnosed cases of mesothelioma is very...

California asbestos abatement contractor fined for violations

A California asbestos abatement contractor has been fined for violations of state and federal laws relating to improper handling of asbestos. The Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit of the Monterey County District Attorney and the Environmental Protection Unit of the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office announce made a statement...

Women at risk for mesothelioma from second-hand exposure

A report from Ireland discussing mesothelioma cancer in woman, points out the global reach of this disease. The most disturbing finding of the study from the National Cancer Registry, was that wives of men who worked in asbestos-using industries are at risk for developing mesothelioma. They found 90 percent of...