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Take-Home Exposure Duty Could Extend Beyond Family Members

Asbestos exposure in those who did not work directly with the carcinogen, but were exposed through a family member that did, is known as take-home exposure. As workers came home with asbestos dust on their clothes, hair, shoes, and tools, they were unknowingly contaminating their household. Wives have contracted mesothelioma by doing their husband’s laundry; […]

Apartment House in Point Breeze Potential Hazard to Surrounding Residents

Even though asbestos has not been used as a building material for homes in a few decades, the fact remains that many homes – especially those built before 1980 – may contain asbestos and could become a health hazard if those fibers become disturbed in any way. Insulation, floor tiles, roofing, and siding were all […]

Asbestos Cancer Risk Measured by Fiber Length

Since asbestos was used for decades in thousands of products ranging from attic insulation to woven oven mitts, it is hard to imagine that this versatile material is actually a naturally occurring mineral, composed of chemical compounds bundled into fibers. Found in serpentine, mafic, and altered ultramafic rocks, asbestos is divided into two groups – […]

Asbestos Regulations – National Cancer Prevention Month

Despite the known dangers of asbestos exposure, asbestos is still legal in the United States. However, it is heavily regulated within different organizations in the government. Different agencies have their own laws and regulations for asbestos control to maintain exposure levels in the workplace, home, and environment. OSHA The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]

First Blood Test For Concussions Approved by the FDA

In recent years, many sports organizations including the NFL, have made numerous rule changes to their concussion protocol in order to identify concussions more quickly – mere moments from the time of impact. Determining concussions by symptoms may not always be clear, as symptoms might take days, weeks, or even months to appear after the […]

The Permissible Exposure Limit and the Threshold Limit Value for Asbestos Exposure

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has maintained that “there is no ‘safe’ level of asbestos exposure for any type of asbestos fiber,” but despite these warnings, asbestos is still legal and still used in the United States.  Different government agencies have their own rules and regulations for asbestos control to maintain exposure levels […]

Asbestos in Your Home – National Cancer Prevention Month

Asbestos was used extensively for decades in home construction and as a result, many homes today built before 1980 may contain asbestos in some form. From insulation to floor tiles, asbestos can be found in nearly every part of your home, but it can be difficult to detect to with the naked eye. If you […]

World Cancer Day – Cancers Caused by Asbestos Exposure

February 4, 2018, was World Cancer Day and around the world, communities held seminars, festivals, and walks to promote and raise awareness about an illness that affects millions of people each year.  During World Cancer Day, communities educate people about cancer risks, signs and symptoms, and available treatments and support. Risk factors for cancer can […]

February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer is the second most leading cause of death in the United States affecting over 500,000 people. However, is estimated that 1/3 of all cancers could be prevented through daily activities such as eating healthy, exercising, or simply applying sunscreen on a sunny day.  Cancers caused by asbestos exposure are life-threatening, but perhaps the most […]

Asbestos Cement Exposure: Roofing, Siding, and Pipes

Asbestos use dates back thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the Industrial Age and the mid- 20th century that asbestos was popularized as a building material. One of these common building materials was asbestos cement, or asbestos cement sheet (AC sheet) in which asbestos fibers were used to reinforce cement sheets.  Asbestos cement can […]

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