Michigan School District Faces Lawsuit for Asbestos Cover-Up

A federal lawsuit was filed on Tuesday against Michigan’s Dearborn Heights School District No. 7, after evidence was uncovered that workers at two of the schools disrupted asbestos in vinyl flooring. Yet, instead of testing school staff and students for asbestos exposure, the district allegedly covered up the incident. According to reports, officials at the […]

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What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma Testing

Before mesothelioma patients undergo treatment, in most cases, they’ll need to go through testing first. These tests are used to determine if the tumors are growing and spreading, and for physicians to decide which course of treatment is best. Pleural Mesothelioma Pleural mesothelioma attacks the lining and tissues surrounding the lungs. Physicians utilize testing methods that […]

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How Baby Powder Causes Mesothelioma

Although most people associate mesothelioma with asbestos exposure while at work during a time in which the deadly mineral was used excessively, research indicates that people who used talcum-containing products, including baby powder, may be at risk of developing an asbestos-related illness as well. The main ingredient of baby powder, talc, is used for numerous purposes, including […]

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Wine Makers at Risk for Mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma has been linked to asbestos exposure in many different occupations, such as construction, industrial, manufacturing, and automotive. Another occupation, however, has recently surfaced that may be linked to the development of mesothelioma: wine making. According to a report published in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene, much of the wine that was made at wine farms […]

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Mesothelioma Side Effects Reduced by Moringa

Moringa tree, a plant native to the Himalayas and India, may be the perfect remedy to help patients deal with the devastating side effects of mesothelioma, according to ongoing studies and research. Also known as Moringa Oleifera, the moringa tree boasts powerful health benefits. With over 13 species, moringa has been used to help a variety of […]

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Lung Cancer Awareness Starts This Month

Since 1995, Lung Cancer Awareness Day has been held each November, as a way to spread knowledge about all forms of the disease, including mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer. To raise knowledge of these issues, however, it takes funding. Communities and organizations participate by hosting a series of non-profit events throughout the month of November, […]

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Mesothelioma Patients May Benefit From Altered Cells

Although genetically modifying cells in order to battle cancer isn’t a new idea, it’s usually more successful when battling blood cancers, including leukemia. “Hard cancers,” such as mesothelioma, have shown to be more impervious to genetically altered cells in the past. Yet, in a new study, scientists are learning that injecting the altered cells into the bloodstream […]

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Asbestos Littered in Homeowner’s Yard

After new homeowner Justin James recently discovered asbestos littered all over his property in Pakenham, Australia, he’s now concerned other people in his neighborhood may be at risk of asbestos exposure too. According to reports, Justin James, along with his wife and young daughter, moved into their new home, only for a contracting company to point out […]

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