Asbestos Exposure During Childhood

In a recent mesothelioma lawsuit filed in Louisiana, Debrah A. Searcy reports that she was exposed to asbestos in her childhood home, after her father, who worked for a company that used asbestos in many of its products, brought the harmful fibers into the home. Although asbestos-related diseases are generally associated with older adults who were […]

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Asbestos and Mold Found at Chicago Charter School

A recent report obtained through the Freedom of Information Act indicates that Concept Schools’ Chatham site, a charter school in the Chicago area, not only has a leaky roof in one of its buildings, but asbestos in the floor tiles and mold throughout the school. This information was presented only months before the start of the 2014 school year. […]

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Family in Canada Homeless After Mishandled Asbestos Job

A Winnipeg, Canada family is now homeless after a company botched an asbestos abatement job while renovating their home. According to reports, Workman Industries was hired to do an asbestos remediation project on a home belonging to Rafaelita and Victor Cameron. Along with their daughter, Cherielyn, the couples live in the home off of Douglas Street with […]

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New Study Suggests Bacteria Can Shrink Mesothelioma Tumors

A commercial bacterial compound can shrink mesothelioma cancer cells, according to a new study performed at the University of Western Australia. Researchers at the university used a mix of proteins, created with Staphylococcus aureus (staph), on mice to determine if it helps fight pleural mesothelioma and shrink tumors. The bacteria was previously used to activate pleurodesis, and […]

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Photodynamic Light Therapy May Help Mesothelioma Patients

According to recent research, a new type of treatment for asbestos-related diseases, photodynamic light therapy (PDT), may help mesothelioma patients. Although PDT has been used to help treat other forms of cancer, it has only recently been linked to helping treat mesothelioma cancer. PDT is a type of therapy that is carried out via a […]

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EPA Starts Asbestos Investigation at a Michigan School

After an alert to a potential asbestos violation in Lansing, Michigan, agents with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are now investigating the site of the former Michigan School for the Blind, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Ingham County Land Bank reports.  According to reports, EPA agents arrived on the site this Tuesday, with several […]

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U.S. News & World Report Releases Top Cancer Care Centers List

In the annual release of the U.S. News & World Report’s top centers and hospitals for cancer treatment, several mesothelioma centers once again ranked in the top of the “Best of Hospitals” list and “Honor Rolls of America’s Best Hospitals.” In order to rank the best cancer treatment centers and hospitals, U.S. News & World Report looks […]

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Building Filled With Asbestos Causes State Concern

St. Cloud, Minnesota’s Roosevelt Education Center upcoming  clean-up project has not only the state health department concerned, but the pollution control department as well, after an exorbitant amount of asbestos is expected to be released from the building. According to Bruce Lange, a level 3 industrial hygienist, Minnesota’s Department of Health requires that at least “at least 160 […]

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