Posts Tagged ‘occupational exposure’

Majority of London hospitals contain asbestos

19 Jul 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News
2279446 fa78c9b52 100x100 Majority of London hospitals contain asbestos

Credit: Patrick Mackey

The buildings Londoners visit to improve their health might actually put them at risk of asbestos exposure. According to BBC London, 94 percent of hospitals in the city, where about 1,000 people have died from mesothelioma since 2011, contain asbestos.trans Majority of London hospitals contain asbestos (more…)


Military veterans at high risk for mesothelioma

21 Jun 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

KoreanWar recover Seoul 100x100 Military veterans at high risk for mesothelioma While U.S. military veterans from all wars and service branches account for just 8 percent of the U.S. population, they comprise 30 percent of all known mesothelioma deaths that have occurred in the United States, according to Military.com. (more…)


Contractor blows whistle on asbestos-containing renovations

19 Jun 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Contractor blows whistle on asbestos containing renovations A Canadian contractor  has unwittingly cast himself as whistleblower on the government’s handling of renovations containing asbestos, in an ordeal he told the Vancouver Sun amounts to a “nightmare.” (more…)


Cloth dolls linked to asbestos exposure, second study says

1 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

lungs 1 002 100x100 Cloth dolls linked to asbestos exposure, second study says A new Italian study adds yet another job to the list of occupations that carry the risk of asbestos exposure.  The study found people who worked in factories that produced cloth dolls have contracted pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs and, on average, is deadly just a year after diagnosis.  (more…)


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…)