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February 2017 Archives

Despite Ban, Asbestos Still Getting into Australia in Imports

The Sydney Morning Herald recently reported that even though the country banned asbestos in 2004, some imported building products containing the mineral are slipping through Australian borders. The country’s construction union has reported to the senate that construction materials like insulation with asbestos and other dangerous materials are getting in...

Mesothelioma Study: Targeted Radiation after Lung Removal

We frequently post here about medical research into mesothelioma treatment. For example, in December we shared information about a new treatment study at Baylor in which doctors will try direct application of two heated, combined chemotherapy drugs on mesothelioma tumors in the chest cavity through surgery. New Japanese Study This...