The prominent mall jewelry and makeup store Claire’s is pulling a number of products from stores after independent testing found that several of their products contained tremolite asbestos.
Asbestos dust is most closely associated with mesothelioma, the rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos dust. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, mesothelioma is the most common form of cancer associated with asbestos exposure.
Hosting holiday parties may have you thinking about home renovations. While the holidays are not a great time to start home repairs, many people begin planning for spring renovations early in winter. One popular idea is to remove outdated popcorn ceilings. Popcorn ceilings, also known as acoustic ceilings, were widely used from the 1950s through the 80s.
The Toxic Substances Control Act, amended in 2016, gave the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to investigate and regulate certain toxic substances. Among those identified was asbestos.
We commonly think of asbestos and mesothelioma in relation to high-risk occupations such as construction and industrial manufacturing. Unfortunately, asbestos is such a toxic mineral that any amount of exposure can lead to mesothelioma or lung cancer. And because mesothelioma can take decades to develop, people are often surprised by a diagnosis and may not even initially remember when or where they were exposed.
If you're suffering from mesothelioma, you know how difficult it can be to treat the disease, but recent medical developments may reverse that trend. Researchers are using "big data" and other innovations to devise treatments to improve survival rates for people with mesothelioma.
Most countries in the world either have a complete ban on asbestos mining and manufacturing or severely regulate its use. This is because asbestos is a proven carcinogen that, when inhaled, causes mesothelioma and lung cancer.
The latest report on the cost of asbestos disease and mesothelioma shows that the amount of insurance company payouts from settlements and lawsuits continue to spike upward.
Firefighters are vital to the health and safety of communities across the U.S. While there are obvious dangers in firefighting, some lesser-known risks are also taking their toll.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is a good time to remind people who may have been exposed to asbestos dust to talk to their doctor about getting a lung screening.