Posts Tagged ‘asbestos’

Cellular transporter molecule levels linked to patient outcomes, study finds

9 Oct 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Catheter for chemotherapy 1 100x100 Cellular transporter molecule levels linked to patient outcomes, study findsWhy do some patients respond to chemotherapy and others do not? According to recent research, the answer may depend on the presence of a specific cellular transporter molecule. (more…)


Police settle 1984 bombing first responder asbestos lawsuit

6 Oct 2017 by under News

800px Grand Hotel Following Bomb Attack 1984 10 12 100x100 Police settle 1984 bombing first responder asbestos lawsuit The 1984 bombing of the Grand Brighton Hotel  aimed to harm Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet during a Conservative Party conference. Though Thatcher was unharmed, five were killed and more than 30 others were injured — and some say the death toll has risen. (more…)


Sonoma State to pay $2.3 million for health and safety violations

4 Oct 2017 by under News

Sonoma State University Seal 100x100 Sonoma State to pay $2.3 million for health and safety violations’s Sonoma State University will pay employees potentially exposed to and other toxins due to occupational health and safety violations, a judge ordered at the end of last month. (more…)


No type of asbestos is safe, study confirms

2 Oct 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Chrysotile SEM photo 11 100x100 No type of asbestos is safe, study confirmsWhat the anti- cause has long maintained has now been confirmed: No type of is safe. (more…)


Pacific islands vote to ban asbestos

28 Sep 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette.svg  100x100 Pacific islands vote to ban asbestosLast week the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) endorsed a proposal to ban in the Pacific —a boon to the anti- movement after the failure to list asbestos on the hazardous substances list at the Rotterdam Convention this year. (more…)


Libby Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team holds inaugural meeting

27 Sep 2017 by under News

Libby Montana Eagles 1 100x100 Libby Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team holds inaugural meetingThe state of Montana entered the next step of remediation plans with the inaugural meeting of the Superfund Advisory Team last week. (more…)


Meso Foundation marks 13th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day

26 Sep 2017 by under News

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation logo edited 100x100 Meso Foundation marks 13th annual Mesothelioma Awareness DaySupporters of began lining up at 5:45 this morning in New York City to ensure a prime spot for sporting their blue attire on the Today Show. It is just one of many ways the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is encouraging supporters to raise awareness for the deadly cancer caused by exposure to . (more…)


Sept. 25 marks first World Lung Day

25 Sep 2017 by under News

firs logo edited 100x100 Sept. 25 marks first World Lung DayPut simply: What’s in the air we breathe matters. That’s the rallying point for today’s first , coordinated by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS). Specifically, the day was orchestrated to assert “the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will not succeed without more attention to the burden of lung disease,” according to an American Society of Chest Physicians (ASCP) press release. (more…)


Inflammation prognostic indicator looks promising for mesothelioma patients

22 Sep 2017 by under News
Blausen 0676 Neutrophil crop 1 CREDIT BLAUSEN MEDICAL 100x100 Inflammation prognostic indicator looks promising for mesothelioma patients

Credit: Blausen Medical via Wikipedia

The neutrophil to lymphocyte ration (NLR) has been used as a prognostic indicator for patients with a number of cancers, but its benefits are still unclear for patients with malignant . is a cancer of the lining of internal organs caused by exposure. It is usually deadly within 12-18 months of diagnosis and has few effective treatment options, prompting researchers to continue to find ways to help treat the disease and measure the effectiveness of those treatments. (more…)


One year’s newly diagnosed asbestos-related diseases cost Canada $2.3 billion

21 Sep 2017 by under News

Canadian Money CREDIT KMR Photography 100x100 One years newly diagnosed asbestos related diseases cost Canada $2.3 billionThe first study to place a monetary cost to Canadian society for work-related asbestos exposures has suggested a high price tag. The Institute for Work & Health in Toronto has suggested the costs total $2.35 billion for Canadians, according to Canadian Occupational Safety. (more…)