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Brazil’s highest court votes to ban asbestos

11 Dec 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Brazils highest court votes to ban asbestosBrazil has officially joined the list of countries to have banned due to its carcinogenic properties.   (more…)


Illegal asbestos dumping continues to challenge New South Wales

8 Dec 2017 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Illegal asbestos dumping continues to challenge New South WalesDisposing of -containing products can be difficult, expensive and time consuming — all reasons people choose not to do it lawfully. Illegal dumping is an issue that plagues countries, states and cities around the globe. (more…)


Reducing iron blood levels may improve mesothelioma patient outcomes

7 Dec 2017 by under Research/Treatment

587px Researcher looks through microscope 1 100x100 Reducing iron blood levels may improve mesothelioma patient outcomesAs researchers continue to try to improve patient outcomes, studies are uncovering the effects of levels on the development and treatment of mesothelioma. (more…)


Maryland evaluates asbestos lawsuit deadlines

5 Dec 2017 by under Legal, News

4178172 4178172 american justice series edited 100x100 Maryland evaluates asbestos lawsuit deadlines state law allows 20 years from the time of exposure for workers or their families to file a claim for an -related disease or death, but that time may soon be extended. (more…)


Montana special court activated for asbestos exposure cases

1 Dec 2017 by under News

Libby Montana Eagles 1 100x100 Montana special court activated for asbestos exposure casesFor the first time since the act establishing it was passed in 2001, a special claims court will be activated in for people who have contracted or died from an -related disease. (more…)


Study disproves idea chrysotile asbestos does not cause peritoneal mesothelioma

29 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Chrysotile SEM photo 1 100x100 Study disproves idea chrysotile asbestos does not cause peritoneal mesotheliomaOf the six different types of silicate minerals that comprise , chrysotile is thought to be the least harmful to human health. For example, China does not even consider chrysotile to be a form of and many regulations in other countries apply to all forms but chrysotile. New research is slowly highlighting that belief’s inaccuracy. (more…)


Australian Senate committee makes recommendations to tighten asbestos ban

27 Nov 2017 by under News

AustralianCoatofArms 100x100 Australian Senate committee makes recommendations to tighten asbestos banAn Australian Senate Committee is urging the federal government to more strictly enforce its ban on in an interim report released last week.

Included in its more than two dozen recommendations were the need to increase prosecution of illegal asbestos importing; the need for a new mandatory testing regime, and the need for tighter importation rules, according to the Australian Associated Press. (more…)


Lawsuit alleges asbestos-tainted baby powder caused mesothelioma

20 Nov 2017 by under News
Johnsons Baby Powder massage 100x100 Lawsuit alleges asbestos tainted baby powder caused mesothelioma

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Because is a naturally occurring set of minerals, it can be found in other mined substances. This explains how can end up in makeup, as MyMeso has previously reported, and other personal care products. Most recently, baby powder has come under fire for containing asbestos-tainted talc. (more…)


Disrupting autophagy found to improve chemosensitivity

15 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

598px Chemotherapy vials 3 100x100 Disrupting autophagy found to improve chemosensitivityMesothelioma treatment often involves using drug pemetrexed, but as many as 60 percent of patients see no improvement. Researchers may have found a way to improve the effects of chemo though, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. (more…)


Loose-fill asbestos insulation linked to increased risk of mesothelioma in men, study finds

13 Nov 2017 by under News

534px Australian Capital Territory in Australia zoom 100x100 Loose fill asbestos insulation linked to increased risk of mesothelioma in men, study findsThough asbestos is set for review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the report likely won’t contain information about the risks of loose-fill asbestos insulation already found in homes, the effects of which is all too familiar. (more…)