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Asbestosis and its Link to Lung Cancer

In the early 1900s doctors began to notice that people working around asbestos were dying at an early age. People were dying from symptoms of what is now known as asbestosis. The first case of asbestosis, even though it was not named at the time, was found in 1900 by Dr. H. Montague Murray in […]

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Since 1990, research and advocacy organizations wanting to increase knowledge about lung cancer partner to teach people about the deadly effects of the disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, making it a very prevalent and dangerous illness to have. If […]

Rising Levels of Asbestos Imports into the United States

The United States’ importation of asbestos has increased 2,000 percent from July to August of 2018, going from 13 metric tons in July to 272 metric tons in August. With the amount of asbestos coming into the country, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not protecting Americans as well as it should. The main focus […]

Magnesium Extraction in Old Asbestos Mines

After health groups and experts pressured the Canadian government to ban asbestos, it finally agreed to do so in 2016. The ban is going to take effect soon and importing, selling, and using processed asbestos fibers and products containing them (except for trace amounts) will be banned. Residue left from mining asbestos (800 million tons […]

Asbestos in American Schools

The last thing parents should be worrying about when sending their children to school is the potential health effects caused by dangerous carcinogens. Sadly, this is not the case with the amount of asbestos in schools across the United States. Back in January 1984 a survey of 2,600 public school districts and private schools was […]

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Files a Petition for Asbestos Company Transparency

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization along with the American Public Health Association, Center for Environmental Health, Environmental Working Group, Environmental Health Strategy Center, and Safer Chemicals Healthy Families have submitted a petition demanding more transparency from organizations that import asbestos into the United States. They do not think that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is […]

Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the lining of different organs. The name of this lining is the mesothelium, which is made up of mesothelial cells. These cells create a special lubricating fluid that helps organs move against each other. It essentially lets organs move within the body without disturbing or hurting other organs. There […]

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26, 2018

Mesothelioma Awareness Day will once again take place on September 26, marking 15 consecutive years of awareness aimed to educate and inform society about the deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Established in 2004 by the Meso Foundation, the event eventually received recognition by the House and U.S. Senate making it a national event […]

Lawsuit Being Filed Accusing Apartment Complex of Endangering Workers

In Portland, Oregon there is a $40 million lawsuit being filed by employees of an apartment complex. They are alleging that the managers of the complex endangered their lives by exposing them to asbestos. Construction crews had warned the employees about the presence of asbestos, but the building’s management chose to ignore the facts and […]

Why Kent Cigarettes were so Dangerous

In the 1950s people started to fear the health effects of smoking. Scientific reports were showing that smoking was bad for your health, so cigarette companies had to act fast to stop people from quitting. In a time where manufacturers were trying out different substances like Parmesan and Romano cheeses and fungal spores as filter […]

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