Asbestos-Related Illness

Yet Another Obstacle for Victims of Asbestos Exposure
A diagnosis of a disease caused by asbestos exposure is a life-changing moment that creates barriers for the patient and their family members facing an uncertain future. Asbestos exposure has been directly connected to severe health issues and mesothelioma diagnoses....
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Men’s Health Week: If You Were Exposed to Asbestos, Stop Smoking
In our second post for Men’s Health Week 2017, it is appropriate to issue a warning to our readers of the danger of smoking if you may ever have been exposed to airborne asbestos at work or in another setting....
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Who is at most risk for an asbestos-related disease?
Exposure to asbestos can cause cancer and other severe lung diseases. However, despite the high risks of asbestos, many workers still handle it to carry out their work duties in the United States. The chemical and heat resistant properties of...
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A Prominent Historical Figure Faces an Uncertain Future
Mesothelioma has touched countless lives. Because asbestos exposure is a common denominator in diagnoses, anyone who comes into contact with the deadly mineral can find themselves facing a challenging and uncertain future. Former South African President Frederik Willem de Klerk...
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How Long Will I Live After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis?
Ever since you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have been thinking about mortality. You sense it every time you cough, have difficulty breathing, experience chest pains and fatigue. You have had a well-led life, but now it is coming to...
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3 Statistics Asbestos Victims and Their Families Should Know
Late last year, a group of researchers from the Taussig Cancer Center in Cleveland published their findings on mesothelioma diagnosis and survival rates. The study reviews data from nearly 21,000 mesothelioma patients and reveals a few key details that mesothelioma patients...
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Understanding Asbestosis
Asbestos exposure is so often linked to the development cancer, particularly mesothelioma. However, it is also the cause of another disease, asbestosis. How do you get asbestosis? Asbestosis is typically caused by a long period of exposure to asbestos. When...
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How Much Is Too Much Asbestos Exposure?
For decades, the presence of asbestos has changed the lives of those diagnosed with and suffering from mesothelioma. Hard-working professionals plied their trades over the years and decades, only to discover that their diligence and dedication has left them with...
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Iraq War Veterans at Risk from Deadly Disease
When people hear of veterans at risk from disease, they might think of Navy veterans from World War II. The harmful particle known as asbestos is widely known to have been used in shipyards and military vessels before its harmful...
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Lawsuit Against the EPA Could Affect Asbestos Litigation
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die due to asbestos-related diseases. Knowing this, in the early 1970s, asbestos insulation & sprayed asbestos materials were banned, and in 1977 asbestos joint compound was banned.  In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency...
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