The Link Between Asbestos and Lung Cancer

December 3, 2018 By swarren

LUNG CANCER AND ASBESTOS Asbestos is most commonly linked to mesothelioma, an aggressive disease.  However, the mineral is also linked to a variety of other lung diseases. Exposure to asbestos can cause asbestosis, pleural scarring, and an increased risk of lung cancer. Smoking remains the number one cause of lung cancer in American adults, but…

ADAO Conference Raises Awareness in Washington, D.C.

May 17, 2018 By Mirela Stefanescu

By Mirela Stefanescu From April 13-15, the 2018 Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization’s 14th annual conference put asbestos education first in Washington, D.C. The conference welcomed over 100 medical, academic and occupational experts, asbestos victims, and supporters of the ADAO from nine countries. Since 2005, ADAO’s annual conference has unified specialists, policymakers, unions, and those currently…

Where is Asbestos Found Today?

April 4, 2018 By swarren

Though corporations have known the dangers of asbestos for decades, it wasn’t until the late 20th Century that legislators began to push for a ban on the substance. Until the 1980s, asbestos was used liberally in over 3000 products in the United States in both industrial and commercial settings. Efforts to completely ban the fibers…

History of Asbestos Manufacturing: From Discovery to Global Bans

March 16, 2018 By swarren

Manufacturers and factory owners have known the dangers of exposure since the early 1900s, but the asbestos industry continues to flourish more than a century later. A long history of cover-ups, widespread industrial use of the fiber, and corporate lobbying has kept asbestos-containing products on the market in the United States despite global recognition of…