Posts Tagged ‘mesothelioma’

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 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…)


Judge dismisses discovery motion in asbestos trusts suit

20 Sep 2017 by under News

whistleblower reward justice 375x210 100x100 Judge dismisses discovery motion in asbestos trusts suitA -based judge dismissed a motion last week that was filed on behalf of a number of states after trusts failed to answer discovery requests in a suit alleging they are mismanaging funds, according to Forbes. (more…)


New cause of peritoneal mesothelioma identified

18 Sep 2017 by under News, Research/Treatment
Peritoneales Mesotheliom CREDITHELLERHOFFWIKI 100x100 New cause of peritoneal mesothelioma identified

Credit: Hellerhoff via Wikipedia

Mesothelioma, a rare, deadly cancer that affects the lining of internal organs, is most commonly associated with exposure to ,  a group of six naturally occurring silicate minerals that were once used in a variety of construction and manufacturing processes for heat resistance. However, other causes of the cancer have been discovered, including radiation therapy and most recently, a genetic mutation, according to Science Daily. (more…)


Queensland government plans to improve coal mining regulations

14 Sep 2017 by under News

640px BLACK LUNG X RAYS FROM PATIENTS OF DR. A.H. RUSSAKOFF PULMONARY DISEASE SPECIALIST AND PIONEER AIR POLLUTION FIGHTER...   NARA   545474 100x100 Queensland government plans to improve coal mining regulationsDespite the belief disease was under control in Australia, the state of New South Wales saw its first diagnosed case of since the 1970s this year. With similar symptoms to , is a “type of lung disease affecting the tissues and gas-exchange surface of the lung,” often associated with dust from long-term coal mining and resulting in shortness of breath, loss of pulmonary function and eventually death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The alarming uptick in cases prompted federal and state governments to dig into regulations aiming to protect coal miners and determine why they seem to be falling short. (more…)


Meso patients report improvement after fluid drainage

13 Sep 2017 by under Research/Treatment

220px Effusionhalf 100x100 Meso patients report improvement after fluid drainage, the buildup of fluid in the space around the lung, is often one of the most uncomfortable and life-threatening symptoms of . United Kingdom researchers have developed an evaluation tool to measure the patient-reported benefits of having fluid drained. (more…)


Hillshire Farms found responsible for asbestos exposure

11 Sep 2017 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Hillshire Farms found responsible for asbestos exposureLast week Hillshire Brands Co. was found responsible for the death of Mark Lopez, 60, from due to exposure caused by the company. (more…)


Ambient asbestos poses no extra risk in urban areas

8 Sep 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Chrysotile SEM photo 1 100x100 Ambient asbestos poses no extra risk in urban areasIt wouldn’t be farfetched to assume that cities have more ambient floating in the air — than rural places. After all, cities are home to more buildings that have the potential to contain the human carcinogen. But does that necessarily lead to more city dwellers contracting an related disease? (more…)


Iconic Melbourne trams contain asbestos flooring

7 Sep 2017 by under News
800px W6 Melbourne tram Nicholson Street 100x100 Iconic Melbourne trams contain asbestos flooring

Credit: Dysprosia

Three of Melbourne, ’s iconic W-Class trams, which regularly carry tourists along routes around the city, have failed routine inspections due to -containing flooring. (more…)


Global mesothelioma deaths on the rise

5 Sep 2017 by under Research/Treatment

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Global mesothelioma deaths on the riseDespite increased awareness of the health threats of and more stringent regulations restricting its use, yet another report confirms deaths are not falling as expected.

In March, as MyMeso previously reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report showing younger generations are continuing to be plagued by health issues linked to the known human carcinogen. A recent international study also supports that deaths from asbestos cancers are on the rise. (more…)


Aging public buildings face asbestos issues

1 Sep 2017 by under News

Mobile Police 100x100 Aging public buildings face asbestos issuesLike many government buildings in small towns and large cities across the United States, the building housing Mobile, ’s police force is getting up there in age. The Mobile Police Department (MPD) has been headquartered in the same building for more than 20 years, and their evidence lockers hold items dating back decades. However, recently MPD decided items were being stacked too high in the cramped space and it needed to be expanded for safety reasons. During the expansion, was found. (more…)