Posts Tagged ‘insulation’

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 is set for review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the report likely won’t contain information about the risks of loose-fill asbestos already found in homes, the effects of which Australia is all too familiar. (more…)


Asbestos could be a concern in homes built as recently as 1985

9 Sep 2013 by under News

carpenter 100x100 Asbestos could be a concern in homes built as recently as 1985A topic we talk about regularly on this blog concerns the hidden danger of in home repair, improvement and projects. For decades, asbestos was used in a variety of building materials, for insulation and as a fire retardant. While most asbestos-containing products were not manufactured or used past the late 1970s, materials may still be present and could pose a danger when disturbed. (more…)


Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer tangled up in asbestos injury lawsuits

3 Jul 2013 by under Legal, News

Pfizer logo 100x100 Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer tangled up in asbestos injury lawsuitsIt seems odd that a company primarily involved in human pharmaceutical , development and production is on the hook for nearly $1 billion in damages to the victims of asbestos-related diseases. But that’s exactly the situation in which drug maker finds itself. (more…)


Selikoff study proved link between asbestos, mesothelioma in 1964

22 Jul 2009 by under Legal, News, Organizations, People, Research/Treatment, Video

is still not completely banned in the United States. It can still be found in a great number of products. WHY?

Asbestos industry documents from as early as 1924 indicate that manufacturers knew there was a danger to workers who inhaled asbestos fibers.

Then in 1953, Dr. Irving Selikoff, a pulmonary specialist, began studying the link between asbestos exposure and lung disease. He noted a much higher percentage of lung disease among workers who inhaled asbestos fibers. Selikoff’s groundbreaking findings about of the occupational danger of asbestos expsoure was published in 1964.

And yet, it wasn’t unitl the mid-1970s that asbestos use was widely banned, and even today, its use is not completely banned.

Selikoff hoped his findings would make the future brighter for workers, protecting them from such devastating illnesses as those suffered by the generations who had come before.  Sadly, Selikoff passed away in 1992, before ever seeing asbestos eliminated in America, or seeing the threat of become a thing of the past.

With such clear evidence of the link between asbestos and mesothelioma, why is this still even a question??