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Secondary Asbestos Exposure Causes Danger at Home

January 4, 2019 | By swarren

Asbestos has long been recognized as a dangerous carcinogen and the number one cause of mesothelioma. Decades of extensive use led to illness and death for many who worked directly with the substance during its peak usage from 1960 to 1980. Throughout the height of use, this largely meant that those working in industrial and […]

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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 […]

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists asbestos as one of the 10 high-risk chemicals

December 19, 2016

On December 1, 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed asbestos as one of the 10 high-risk chemicals evaluated and regulated under the Lautenberg Act.  What this means is that the EPA must release a scoping document within six months which includes the hazards, exposures, conditions of use and vulnerable populations the agency plans to […]

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UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MESOTHELIOMA DRUG TRIALS NEW HOPE FOR MESOTHELIOMA PATIENTS

July 29, 2016

A clinical study of malignant pleural mesothelioma patients treated with investigational cancer vaccine CRS-207 at University of Chicago Medical Center, UCSF’s cancer center, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, the Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia and the National Cancer Institutein Bethesda, Maryland has shown promising results in shrinking tumors. CRS-207 caused tumor shrinkage in 85% of […]

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