Posts Tagged ‘Nevada’

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

28 Mar 2016 by Temp Temple 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 naturally occurring asbestos 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 asbestos minerals, what type of health risk they may pose, and how to better protect the citizens of Boulder City. (more…)


Nevada officials ordered asbestos researchers to cease studies

23 Nov 2015 by Kurt Niland under News, Research/Treatment

Nevada asbestos research image by KNPR.org  100x100 Nevada officials ordered asbestos researchers to cease studiesDid Nevada officials threaten a group of medical researchers who investigated sources of naturally occurring asbestos fibers within the state and linked those findings to unusually high cancer rates? (more…)


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

12 Feb 2015 by Temp Temple under News

Actinolite   USGS Mineral Specimens 003 1 100x100 Naturally occurring asbestos linked to higher cases of mesothelioma in Nevada and Arizona residentsNaturally occurring asbestos 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 fibers discovered in rocks and dust in Nevada

8 Jan 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News, Research/Treatment

actinolite asbestos 100x100 Naturally occurring asbestos fibers discovered in rocks and dust in NevadaA team of geologists from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) are examining an area in Southern Nevada where naturally occurring asbestos fibers have been discovered in rocks and dust. The area under investigation stretches from Boulder City to the southeastern edge of the Las Vegas Valley, which encompasses about 1,200 square miles. (more…)


Meso Foundation 2013 Symposium in cyberspace!

5 Mar 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Events, News, Organizations

Meso Symposium 2013 300x193 Meso Foundation 2013 Symposium in cyberspace!The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) 2013 Symposium kicks off Thursday, March 7, in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you can’t attend in person this year, don’t worry! You can attend “virtually” with a live streaming broadcast of the conference! (more…)


Last day for Meso Symposium special room rate! Reserve now!

13 Feb 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Events, Organizations

Meso Symposium 2013 300x193 Last day for Meso Symposium special room rate! Reserve now!Today (February 13, 2013) is the last day to secure your room at the official conference hotel for the 2013 Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) Symposium at the special group rate. The Meso Foundation has secured a block of discounted rooms at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aria was specifically chosen for its commitment to providing a smoke-free facility, with an indoor air-quality plan and designated no-smoking pathways. (more…)