Posts Tagged ‘Naturally Occurring Asbestos’

Boulder City scientists seeking federal funding to research health impacts of naturally occurring asbestos

28 Mar 2016 by under Research/Treatment

Nevada asbestos research image by KNPR.org  100x100 Boulder City scientists seeking federal funding to research health impacts of naturally occurring asbestosMany citizens of the Boulder City, Nev., community are becoming more concerned that they may be living among in the dirt – a common worry for those living in areas with high amounts of actinolite deposits. However, researchers are now in the process of seeking federal money in order to learn more about these naturally occurring minerals, what type of health risk they may pose, and how to better protect the citizens of Boulder City. (more…)


Naturally occurring asbestos linked to higher cases of mesothelioma in Nevada and Arizona residents

12 Feb 2015 by under News

Actinolite   USGS Mineral Specimens 003 1 100x100 Naturally occurring asbestos linked to higher cases of mesothelioma in Nevada and Arizona residentsNaturally occurring minerals are human carcinogens and can cause a plethora of health effects, but how does one go about avoiding these dangerous minerals if they’re in the wind? (more…)


Naturally occurring asbestos in Burlington yet to be addressed by the EPA

21 Jul 2014 by under News

actinolite asbestos 100x100 Naturally occurring asbestos in Burlington yet to be addressed by the EPAIn late 2012, a local resident’s concern prompted U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) investigators to test rocks at a housing development in , Calif., and they uncovered troubling results – naturally occurring .

Prolonged exposure to asbestos, such as that found in the rocks, has been linked to the development of diseases including mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen or, rarely, the heart. There is no known cure for mesothelioma. The investigators that discovered the asbestos in the rocks drafted a report recommending that signs be posted “alerting people to the dangers of asbestos exposure.” (more…)