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Asbestos Safety

May 16, 2019 | By Ali Cassity

Asbestos, a group of naturally occurring minerals, is widely known as a hazardous substance. Because it is so dangerous, asbestos safety is crucial. Thanks to the substance’s natural resistance to heat and corrosion, it has been popular in numerous industries for centuries. The so-called “miracle mineral” rose in popularity in the 1900s. These qualities made […]

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Support for Cancer Caregivers

March 25, 2019 | By Ali Cassity

WHO ARE CAREGIVERS? It can be extremely hard to face a mesothelioma diagnosis alone. Fortunately, many patients facing a cancer diagnosis can lean on their friends and family members. These supporters are able to provide emotional support as well as practical care during the treatment process. Supporters in this role are also known as caregivers, […]

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Talc & Mesothelioma: What are the risks?

March 1, 2019 | By Ali Cassity

What is talc? Talc, known for being the softest mineral, is a familiar to most consumers. Talc has most famously been used as a primary ingredient in baby powder for decades. Countless other personal care products also use the mineral. Because talc is soft and highly absorbent, it is used in many products like eyeshadow, […]

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Secondary Asbestos Exposure Causes Danger at Home

January 4, 2019 | By Ali Cassity

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 Ali Cassity

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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