Asbestos & Mesothelioma

How Asbestos Shingles Started and Why They are so Dangerous

How Asbestos Shingles Started and Why They are so Dangerous When asbestos was considered a safe material, it was used in many different products because of its strength and insulating properties. One man, Lutwig Hatscheck, purchased an asbestos factory in 1893, and in 1900 invented asbestos cement. He was then able to patent the product […]

El Dorado Hills’ Asbestos Problem

El Dorado Hills’ Asbestos Problem El Dorado Hills, 22 miles east of Sacramento, California, is a seemingly normal town with good schools, nice golf courses, and gated communities. It is one of the fastest growing areas in California, but it has one problem: naturally occurring asbestos. Most people were unaware of the asbestos lurking underneath […]

Asbestos Awareness Conference Scheduled For April 2018

Asbestos Awareness Conference Scheduled For April 2018 For nearly 15 years, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has held a conference every year to raise awareness and educate the public about the hazards of asbestos exposure and its devastating heath consequences. Since the conference’s inception in 2005, more than 300 victims, lawmakers, abatement experts, and […]

Cigarette Filters That Contained Asbestos Fibers – A Lethal Combination

Cigarette Filters That Contained Asbestos Fibers – A Lethal Combination Given what we know today about the dangers of asbestos exposure and cigarette smoking, it is hard to believe that just over 60 year ago, asbestos was used in one of the most toxic ways: cigarette filters, and caused many suspected cases of lung cancer and mesothelioma for decades […]

Smoking Plus Asbestos Exposure – A Deadly CombinationSmoking Plus Asbestos Exposure – A Deadly Combination

Smoking Plus Asbestos Exposure – A Deadly Combination In 2004, the American Thoracic Society called asbestos “the largest cause of occupational cancer in the United States and a significant cause of disease and disability from nonmalignant disease.” Asbestos is a known carcinogen. It has been found to be the cause of many different cancers in […]

Funding Needed for Lung Cancer Awareness and Research – How You Can Help

Funding Needed for Lung Cancer Awareness and Research – How You Can Help As November draws to a close, so does Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about this devastating cancer that affects hundreds of thousands of people annually. For a cancer than claims more lives than breast, colon, and […]

Ongoing Legislative Efforts to Ban Asbestos in the United States

Ongoing Legislative Efforts to Ban Asbestos in the United States In 2016, The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was reformed after the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act was signed by President Obama, to enforce a more thorough assessment of harmful chemicals by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the new chemical […]

Growing Number of Talcum Powder Users File Lawsuits

Growing Number of Talcum Powder Users File Lawsuits A recent settlement between Colgate-Palmolive Co., and a plaintiff from Pennsylvania who developed mesothelioma after using their talcum-powder based products, is part of a growing number of lawsuits against health giants such as Colgate-Palmolive Co., and Johnson & Johnson for their failure to warn consumers that their […]

Asbestos Insulation

Asbestos Insulation Before people knew about the dangers of asbestos, asbestos was known as this “miracle mineral,” used in a myriad of ways. From fire and sound proofing, to caulking and brake linings, the mineral’s heat resistant qualities, high tensile strength, and abundance made it a popular building material in the mid-20th century. Its numerous application […]

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