Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’

Maine has highest mesothelioma death rate in country

21 Apr 2017 by under News

Map of Maine highlighting Augusta 100x100 Maine has highest mesothelioma death rate in countryWhile the negative health effects of are well documented, workers continue to pay the price for exposure to the known carcinogen. Between 1999 and 2015, 45,221 death certificates list malignant mesothelioma “as the underlying or contributing cause of death” in the United States, according to the ’s Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality report. Maine is reported to be the state with the most asbestos-related cancer deaths in the country. (more…)


CDC: Mesothelioma still a concern for younger generations

6 Mar 2017 by under News

carpenter 100x100 CDC: Mesothelioma still a concern for younger generationsMore than 45,000 people have died from malignant mesothelioma from 1999 through 2015, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released last week, and the annual number of deaths increased from 2,479 deaths in 1999 to 2,597 deaths in 2015. (more…)


Oklahoma tornado destruction holds hidden dangers of asbestos and other toxins

23 May 2013 by under Events, News, Organizations

Tornado by NOAA 100x100 Oklahoma tornado destruction holds hidden dangers of asbestos and other toxinsIn the wake of this week’s devastating mile-wide that leveled a wide swath of Moore, Okla., folks are mourning the loss of loved ones, the loss of their homes and in some cases their livelihoods. Survivors are pulling each other close and counting their blessings. People are taking a deep breath and surveying the damage, but thankful the danger has passed. However, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention () and other agencies urge caution as residents and volunteers descend on the town to begin the arduous task of cleanup. The rubble holds danger of its own, from toxins including asbestos and lead. (more…)