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Study: 40 years after asbestos exposure, mesothelioma risk rises

While most people are well aware of the deadly medical conditions often associated with asbestos exposure -- including mesothelioma -- many are surprised to learn that the risk of developing these conditions can last for years after exposure. In some cases, victims don't even show symptoms of mesothelioma until decades later.

Surprise! Asbestos isn't banned in the U.S.

Think asbestos is banned in the United States? Well, you may be surprised to learn that it isn't. In fact, despite the known dangers and deadly medical conditions associated with this hazardous material -- including mesothelioma and lung cancer -- U.S. lawmakers still haven't enacted a comprehensive asbestos ban.

Some dangerous jobs that may surprise you

When dangerous occupations are discussed, most people think of those involving construction, working in factories and various types of manual labor. In those industries, workers are often poorly paid and perhaps don't have the language skills or immigration status to feel comfortable reporting dangerous working conditions or even injuries.

Researchers test potentially effective treatment for mesothelioma

Even though the use of asbestos peaked between the 1960s and 1980s, the truth is that you can still find this deadly material in many homes today -- especially in homes that haven't been renovated in the last 30+ years. Couple this with the fact that asbestos-related conditions such as mesothelioma can take decades to manifest themselves, it is no wonder why asbestos continues to claim thousands of lives every year.

Not all sunscreens provide the protection they're supposed to

As many Illinoisans prepare to head to the beach, the lake or the pool after a long, cold winter, most of us are slathering on sunscreen to protect ourselves and our kids from sun damage and skin cancer. While sunscreens have various SPF levels, SPF 30 is the minimum recommended by dermatologists.

Could FitBits help monitor the surgical recovery of meso victims?

While most people simply use their FitBits to track their steps and daily activity, one student intern at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) is hoping to use these common fitness trackers to monitor the surgical recovery of patients. The goal of this newest clinical research project is to use data collected both before and after surgery -- including walking data, heart rates and sleeping patterns -- to determine how quickly surgical patients get back to their normal routines following surgery. Ultimately, the researcher hopes to demonstrate that the use of an activity monitor can help patients return to their daily lives faster.

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