Asbestos Found on 85% of New Ships

Although asbestos and its dangers have been known for decades now, a report by The Motorship indicates that at least 85% of all new ships contain asbestos. This is surprising as asbestos problems on ships was thought to be a problem of the past. According to recent studies, CTI Marine, an organization that conducts regular studies […]

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Should All Products Containing Asbestos Be Labeled and Regulated?

It’s no secret that asbestos exposure is extremely dangerous to human health. Yet, the toxic mineral, even though shown to be unsafe at any level, is still being used legally in certain products. Even worse, manufacturers are not obligated to label asbestos-containing products. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) thinks that no products that contain any […]

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Immunotherapy Drugs: Breakthrough Treatment for Mesothelioma Patients?

Opdivo, an FDA-approved immunotherapy medication for non-small cell lung cancer, may be beneficial for mesothelioma patients. Although its not currently used for mesothelioma treatment, its results in clinical trials shows such strong progress that additional immunotherapy drugs for cancer are slated to follow. According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the medication was given a grant after […]

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Canadian Workers Exposed to Asbestos in Federal Buildings

Numerous workers claim that they were unknowingly exposed to asbestos while working at several federal buildings in Canada. They are now calling an action to plan to update the registry to ensure every worker is informed of the dangers of working in public buildings. In a three-part series, Ottawa, Canada’s CBCNEWS followed workers who are now living […]

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Mesothelioma Lawsuit: 47 Companies Named Louisiana Asbestos Case

A Westwego, Louisiana woman who says she was exposed to asbestos over a 40-year span has filed a mesothelioma lawsuit against 47 different companies. According to court documents, Donna Petrie, who lived at 618 Keller Avenue throughout several decades, was allegedly exposed to asbestos throughout the her family’s numerous jobs that entailed them working around asbestos-containing brake […]

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Does Response to Talc Predict Mesothelioma Outlook?

Physicians in Italy state that a new study suggests that mesothelioma patients’ prognosis can be predicted better after going through a talc treatment. It may also predict more accurately than going by the subtype of the cancer or how advanced the stage of cancer is. According to research performed at the University of Eastern Piedmont in […]

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New Study: Mesothelioma Patients Live Longer if Given Multimodal Treatment

It’s not the first time that a study on multimodal treatments and life expectancy for mesothelioma patients has been conducted, but a new study confirms prior results that patients given multimodal treatments live longer. According to physicians in Italy and England, the results of new study reveals that combining treatments, including chemotherapy, surgery, pleural lavage, and […]

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New Mesothelioma Drug Gets FDA Grant

A new mesothelioma drug received a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grant last month, which brings hope to many mesothelioma patients. Verastem, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, released the VS-5584, a medication that targets and reduces cancerous cells. According to Verastem’s news release, the FDA granted VS-5584 an orphan drug designation for mesothelioma, meaning it is a medication […]

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Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Act Passes in West Va.

Last Friday, the West Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill that many think will be beneficial to mesothelioma victims who were negligently exposed to asbestos. Under Senate Bill 444, the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act and the Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act were passed, which authorizes legal procedures when filing asbestos-related claims. According to news reports, not only will […]

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