These popular movies were filmed while using asbestos, leading to an actor’s death

In 2015, Executive Director Clare Cameron presented “Hollywood and Mesothelioma” at the 5th International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. It’s a subject that has rarely been explored, as most mesothelioma cases tend to focus on jobs such as construction workers, firefighters, and mechanics. Yet, it’s an important area to explore and it shows how frequently […]

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Three occupations associated with asbestos to remember on Labor Day

On September 4, hoards of people across the U.S. will celebrate Labor Day, a holiday that celebrates the work of the trade and labor organizations. Many workers who have turned the U.S. into what it is today did so by risking their lives working around asbestos, a naturally-occurring mineral once used in abundance at numerous job […]

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Five early symptoms of pleural mesothelioma you should look out for

Mesothelioma is a life-threatening illness generally caused by exposure to asbestos. There currently isn’t a cure for the disease, but experts indicate that the earlier treatment starts, the better chances of a prolonged survival rate. One of the issues, however, is that people don’t know the early symptoms of mesothelioma and mistake them for common, […]

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