Mrs. Florida Contestant Opens Mesothelioma Campaign In Honor of her Mother-in-law

Vida Hargrett, a contestant for the 2016 Mrs. Florida International Pageant, is using her newfound popularity to give her the platform to speak out on mesothelioma, an aggressive, life-threatening illness that’s still considered rare in the medical world. Hargrett’s mother-in-law, Patricia Hargrett, was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2012. Peritoneal mesothelioma is not as common as pleural mesothelioma, […]

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Man Battling Mesothelioma Lightens Up With Superman Costume

David Dioguardi, a mesothelioma survivor, is showing that you don’t have to lose your sense of fun while battling a debilitating diseases. All Dioguardi wanted, according to family members, was a Superman cape to wear for a day, and his wishes came true. The Beverly Review reports that  Dioguardi, a resident of  Mt. Greenwood, Illinois, […]

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How to Protect Yourself From Asbestos Exposure While Working

In most instances, employers must ensure that all workers are protected as much as possible while working around asbestos. However, it’s always a good idea to understand where and how you may com into contact with asbestos, and in turn, educate yourself not only on how to protect yourself from asbestos fibers, but the laws in […]

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Asbestos Exposure and Electricians

Electricians play an extremely important role in everyone’s lives, but at the same time, they also run the risk of asbestos exposure, especially when working in older homes and buildings. Electricians and Occupational Exposure to Asbestos As part of their career, electricians may work with a number wires, cables, electrical systems, turbines, hot water tanks, […]

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Asbestos-Containing Crayons Finally Pulled From Store Shelves

Last month, several brands of asbestos-containing crayons were found on the shelves of popular stores across the nation. Yet, after an overwhelming response, the crayons were finally removed, after the urging of Senators Edward Markey and Dick Durbin. The Environmental Working Group Action Fund (EWG) discovered asbestos in crayons after sending the brands to the Scientific […]

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New York Tenants Fear Asbestos Exposure As They Wait on Repairs

Tenants of the Martin Luther King Jr. Towers in Harlem, New York are living in fear of asbestos exposure as they wait for a construction crew to finish work on the building’s roof. Last week, a city inspector found asbestos in the building, prompting the construction crew to stop work since they didn’t have their asbestos […]

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Wear Blue on Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is right around the corner, and there are number of things you can do to get prepared for a special day that helps spread awareness and education about such a debilitating, life-threatening disease. What is Mesothelioma Awareness Day? Mesothelioma Awareness Day was established in 2004 by a group of volunteers who wanted […]

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Importance of Detecting Mesothelioma Symptoms Early

Detecting mesothelioma as soon as possible gives you the best chances of successful treatment. Yet, since the disease has a dormancy period of up to 50 years, it’s generally difficult to get a diagnosis before mesothelioma hits the late stages. However, knowing what early signs and symptoms to look for can help your physician greatly […]

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