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Asbestos ban to be announced by federal government next week

The federal government plans to announce a comprehensive ban on asbestos in Canada next week, CBC News has learned. The country currently allows imports of construction products and automotive parts that contain the toxic fibre, even though Canada no...
by AsbestosHUB on Dec 15, 2016

Canada should stop importing deadly asbestos, labour group says

The Canadian Labour Congress is calling for a ban on asbestos. Exposure to asbestos — a fibrous mineral used in building and construction — is the leading cause of workplace-related death in Canada. Canada stopped exporting asbestos in 2011, and...
by AsbestosHUB on Dec 9, 2016

Residual fibre lung burden among patients with pleural mesothelioma who have been occupationally exposed to asbestos

Objectives  To evaluate the lungs asbestos fibres concentration in participants with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who have been occupationally exposed. Methods  The lung samples were obtained from pleuropneumonectomies or autopsies of 271 m...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 8, 2016

Asbestos-related cancer costs Canadians billions

A first-ever estimate of the toll of asbestos-related cancers on society pegs the cost of new cases at $1.7-billion per year in Canada, and notes that is likely an under-estimate. The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma from work-related...
by AsbestosHUB on Oct 13, 2016

Mesothelioma Victims Center Focuses on US Navy Force Levels in 1960s-1970s, Urges Veterans to Contact Physicians about Possible Asbestos Exposure

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging US Navy Veterans who served between the 1950s and the 1980s to tell their primary care physician if they were exposed to asbestos on a US Nav...
by Mesothelioma Blog Article on Nov 28, 2014

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – April 7, 2014: Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

Mark your calendar now to check in with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) for this important event: Global Asbestos Awareness Week, April 1-7, 2014, brings together asbestos victims and concerned citizens around the world to raise pu...
by AsbestosHUB on Mar 11, 2014

If Someone You Know Has Or Had Asbestos Mesothelioma, Did They Happen To Smoke Kent Cigarettes In The 1950s?

In October 2013 Mother Jones magazine published an article with this attention getting headline, “Remember When Big Tobacco Sold Asbestos as the ‘Greatest Health Protection’?”. From that news story by Myron Levin: It’s h...
by AsbestosHUB on Feb 10, 2014

How are Individuals Non-Occupationally Exposed to Asbestos?

There are a number of ways an individual can be exposed to air that contains asbestos fibers:• Mining – Mine workers aren’t the only ones exposed to asbestos fibers. People who live near mining or manufacturing locations that are associated wit...
by Mesothelioma Blog on Dec 29, 2013

Non-Occupational Exposure

Although mesothelioma results primarily from occupational exposure, there are instances of patients developing the disease even though they weren’t employed in jobs that exposed them to asbestos. Levels of asbestos fibers are always present in...
by Mesothelioma Blog on Dec 29, 2013

Governmental Agencies Intervene to Regulate Asbestos Exposure

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a ban in 1989 on all new uses of asbestos; however, uses that were already in existence were permitted to continue.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established regulations contr...
by Mesothelioma Blog on Dec 29, 2013

Occupational Exposure

Asbestos was widely used commercially from the late 1870s to the mid-1960s. The medical community first determined that asbestos had a harmful effect on human health in the 1930s when an association between occupational exposure to asbestos and the d...
by Mesothelioma Blog on Dec 29, 2013

New Medical Journal Article Presents Two Case Reports Involving Pericardial Mesothelioma And Suggests This Type Of Malignant Mesothelioma Is Not Always Related To Asbestos Exposure

From a summer 2013 edition of Case Reports in Oncological Medicine we get an interesting article about two patients diagnosed with pericardial malignant mesothelioma. The first case involved a 57-year old man with a two-month history of dyspnea on ex...
by AsbestosHUB on Sep 3, 2013

Mesothelioma is …

Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the mesothelium, the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body. Mesothelioma is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. The most common &...
by What is this ? on Aug 8, 2013

Investigational Mesothelioma Treatment VS-6063 From Verastem Granted Orphan-Drug Status In European Union

As reported online June 13, 2013 by the Wall Street Journal, “Verastem Investigational Mesothelioma Treatment Gets Orphan Status in EU”: Verastem Inc. (VSTM) was granted orphan status by European regulators for its investigational treatme...
by AsbestosHUB on Jul 5, 2013

What is mesothelioma

“Mesothelioma” is the term used to describe a cancerous tumor that involves the mesothelial cells of an organ. Mesothelial cells are cells that form a protective lining over the lungs, Continue Reading →...
by Give Me Cash on Jun 24, 2013

Asbestos..Mesothelioma and YOU..CRUCIAL Information

Asbestos..Mesothelioma and YOU..Crucial Information I hope you'll bare with me for just a bit this morning and read to the end because this is absolutely crucial and possibly life saving information. Someone contacted me last night and asked what I...
by A Simple Womans Journal on Jan 30, 2013

It Takes a Village | How a Common Phrase Saved My Life (Guest Post)

It Takes a Village | How a Common Phrase Saved My Life (Guest Post)Tweet If there’s one thing that my ordeals have taught me, it’s that “it takes a village.” Although this phrase is often thrown around during hard times, it’s one in which I...
by Crazy About My Baybah on Jul 12, 2012

Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

Though asbestos may seem like a miracle mineral, it can also be highly toxic and dangerous when broken or disturbed.
by I Told You I Was Sick on May 6, 2012

Finding Early Signs of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance, which can demonstrate no signs of exposure for long periods. Most of the time mesothelioma patients will not experience any ill effect for up to 40 years. Because of its long latency period, finding early...
by Mesothelioma Cancer Blog on Mar 21, 2012

Finding Early Signs of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance, which can demonstrate no signs of exposure for long periods. Most of the time mesothelioma patients will not experience any ill effect for up to 40 years. Because of its long latency period, finding early...
by Mesothelioma Cancer Blog on Mar 21, 2012


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