Posts Tagged ‘occupational exposure’

Dental industry workers at risk of asbestos exposure, study finds

20 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

Dental crown 29 PFM on Die1 100x100 Dental industry workers at risk of asbestos exposure, study findsSeveral occupations are known for a high risk of asbestos exposure — pipefitters, mechanics, shipyard works and demolition crews just to name a few. A new study shows the potential risk dental industry workers have for developing malignant mesothelioma, though their profession is not usually associated with asbestos. (more…)


Lung disease in construction workers linked to asbestos, other exposures, study finds

16 Sep 2015 by Wendi Lewis under News, Research/Treatment

construction worker 100x100 Lung disease in construction workers linked to asbestos, other exposures, study findsA recent study conducted by the Center for Construction Research and Training and Duke University found that found that one-fifth of chronic lung disease in is linked to asbestos, silica, dust, and other on-the-job exposures. (more…)


‘Third wave’ of asbestos victims being diagnosed with mesothelioma

19 Jun 2013 by Wendi Lewis under News, Research/Treatment

carpenter 100x100 Third wave of asbestos victims being diagnosed with mesotheliomaIn Australia, which has the highest per capital rate of mesothelioma in the world, doctors and researchers are seeing a new wave of younger people diagnosed. They call these patients the “third wave” or the “bystander wave.” (more…)