Posts Tagged ‘asbestos exposure’

Asbestos alternative also damages DNA, study finds

14 Jul 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

800px How joint 100x100 Asbestos alternative also damages DNA, study findsA new Chinese study suggests an asbestos alternative can cause the same type DNA damage as the carcinogen it was meant to replace, potentially increasing health concerns for those who used a product they believed was safe. (more…)


10 gene mutations linked to mesothelioma predisposition

11 Jul 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

598px Chemotherapy vials 3 100x100 10 gene mutations linked to mesothelioma predisposition Researchers associate a BAP1 gene mutation with a predisposition to several types of cancers, including mesothelioma. In a new study, Italian researchers suggest BAP1 is not the only gene mutation that can cause the deadly cancer. (more…)


ATVs recalled in Australia for asbestos products

8 Jul 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

McRae Fire. Firefighters discussing strategy. Polaris Ranger ATV 100x100 ATVs recalled in Australia for asbestos productsWhen a product made in the United States, where asbestos is still legal, is found in products sold to other countries where asbestos has been banned, what happens? A recall is issued. Australia now faces a recall on Polaris all-terrain vehicles (ATV) after asbestos was found in brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers. (more…)


Husband with mesothelioma and wife commit suicide together

28 Jun 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Husband with mesothelioma and wife commit suicide togetherThose who found the bodies of husband and wife Richard Horne, 68, and Jean Wright-Horne, 73, were met with a note explaining their reasons for taking their lives and warning that the room may contain the deadly gas they used to kill themselves. (more…)


Asbestos fibers’ biopersistence causes risk late in life

27 Jun 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 21 100x100 Asbestos fibers biopersistence causes risk late in lifeMesothelioma is unique in the fact that it has such a long latency period. People who have been exposed to asbestos might not exhibit any symptoms for 20 or even 50 years before the deadly disease makes its presence known.

In fact, though it may seem counterintuitive, the chances of asbestos-exposed workers being diagnosed with mesothelioma continue to climb the further from their last exposure to asbestos. Yet another study—this time by researchers in Poland—confirmed the sobering reality, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. (more…)


Military veterans at high risk for mesothelioma

21 Jun 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

KoreanWar recover Seoul 100x100 Military veterans at high risk for mesothelioma While U.S. military veterans from all wars and service branches account for just 8 percent of the U.S. population, they comprise 30 percent of all known mesothelioma deaths that have occurred in the United States, according to Military.com. (more…)


Australia facing asbestos threat via home renovations

7 Jun 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

GHS pictogram silhouette.svg  100x100 Australia facing asbestos threat via home renovationsMuch like in the United States, home renovation has become a booming business in Australia. But it can negatively impact public health. In fact, it’s estimated six out of every 10 asbestos sufferers in the nation today were involved in a major home renovation that contained asbestos. The trend is giving rise to another wave of mesothelioma victims, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. (more…)


North Carolina set to change asbestos lawsuit requirements

26 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Legal, News

NCLegislature 100x100 North Carolina set to change asbestos lawsuit requirementsNorth Carolina is poised to join the gaggle of states changing requirements for asbestos lawsuits.

Earlier this week The News & Observer reported the state’s House Judiciary II Committee approved the Personal Injury Bankruptcy Trust Claims bill, or Senate Bill 470, by 6-4 vote earlier this week. The bill is now headed to a vote by the full House. (more…)


ADAO releases animated PSA highlighting costs of asbestos exposure

23 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 ADAO releases animated PSA highlighting costs of asbestos exposureMesothelioma continues to take an average of 100,000 lives per year worldwide despite increased regulations and awareness. Why? Quite simply, more work still needs to be done. Nations, including the United States, have not entirely banned all forms of asbestos, and even in places that have, aging buildings that require demolition or renovation still put the public’s health at risk.

To continue its fight, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization released a 30-second animated video,  Asbestos: The Killer You Can’t See, to point to the continued need to raise awareness about the deadly carcinogen. (more…)


British nuclear site cited for handling of asbestos

3 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News
668216 1aa6bc87 100x100 British nuclear site cited for handling of asbestos

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A company charged with handling the removal of nuclear waste from a now-defunct British nuclear facility has been slapped with a warning concerning its handling of asbestos, according to BBC News. (more…)