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02 December 2010

Mesothelioma Injury

Here's some background information on Mesothelioma. An excerpt, the source and link are provided below:

Mesothelioma injury can be classified into three main groups, Pleural (chest), Peritoneal (abdominal) and Pericardial (heart). All three types of Mesothelioma injury are mainly cause through exposure to an Asbestos related substance.

Mesothelioma injury arises when the Mesothelioma cells surrounding the lungs, heart, or abdominal organs become cancerous. The Mesothelioma cells change to form nodules, which can then clump together to form a tumor, or tumors around the organ.

In more extreme cases of Mesothelioma Cancer, the Mesothelioma tumor can break through the walls of the organs that it surrounds and cause internal damage to the organ. Also, in some cases the Cancer can travel through the blood stream and affect other organs, not directly surrounded by the original Mesothelioma Cancerous Cells.
SOURCE: Avoid Further Mesothelioma Injury Through Prompt Treatment

02 September 2008

Asbestos Still in Use in America US Geological Survey Reports

The U.S. Geological Survey reported on the use of asbestos in a 2005 study and found that asbestos was being used in several everyday products. LegalView has published a press release concerning the report; the following is an excerpt:

Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 1, 2008 -- LegalView, the number one legal resource for everything and anything legal on the Web, recently notified mesothelioma information blog readers of the import of thousands of tons of asbestos being used in products such as cement, packing materials, and roofing products, as well as in an array of other materials. The information was derived from a 2005 U.S. Geological Survey report on asbestos that has been highly attributed to be the cause of an incurable form of lung cancer known as mesothelioma.

Asbestos is a mineral that has been in use for nearly 3,000 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It has been used in an array of products but became widely mined and used during the 19th and well into the 20th century. It was considered an inexpensive and fire-retardant material that could be used in the construction industry especially as insulation for homes, apartment buildings, schools, hospitals, universities, offices and government buildings. However, the use of the material was linked to a severe form of lung cancer that remains dormant for years in a victim upon initial exposure to asbestos. After symptoms become present, sometimes nearly 20 or 30 years after exposure to asbestos, the victim's health rapidly declines and inevitably leads to a painful death, as there is no cure for the cancer.

Those suffering from mesothelioma can use the LegalView mesothelioma information portal to better understand the condition as well as how to protect them from asbestos exposure. Victims of mesothelioma can seek out relief from expensive medical bills by contacting a mesothelioma law firm that employs a experienced mesothelioma lawyers, who can assist in retrieving monetary compensation for the disease through a potential mesothelioma lawsuit.

09 August 2008

Asbestos - Questions and Answers

Updated: The National Cancer Institute has an excellent question and answer page about asbestos exposure. They are frequently updating the info. It is a great "Asbestos Fact Sheet" - check it out if you are looking for un-biased info:

Here's the link: Asbestos Exposure Questions and Answers

Another excellent resource is a website provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, EPA and the American Lung Association (The Christmas Seal People) titled, "Asbestos In The Home."

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26 November 2007

Asbestos Exposure Questions and Answers

A fact sheet about asbestos, asbestos-related diseases, and who to contact for more information has been published by the National Cancer Institute. Fact Sheet 3.21. provides a wealth of information about asbestos and cancer:
  • What is asbestos?
  • How is asbestos used?
  • What are the health hazards of exposure to asbestos?
  • Who is at risk for an asbestos-related disease?
  • What factors affect the risk of developing an asbestos-related disease?
  • How does smoking affect risk?
  • How are asbestos-related diseases detected?
  • How can workers protect themselves from asbestos exposure?
It is an excellent publication on asbestos you can find here.

11 April 2007

Asbestos Defined - Resources

If you are looking for a comprehensive description of asbestos, its origin and health affects, a good place to look is:
  1. Asbestos at Wiki

  2. EPA's Indoor Air Quality Site - Asbestos page

  3. OSHA Safety and Health Topics - Asbestos
    Asbestos is well recognized as a health hazard and is highly regulated. An estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job. Heaviest exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition. Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.
  4. NIOSH Publications On Asbestos

Health Effects

No immediate symptoms, but long-term risk of chest and abdominal cancers and lung diseases. Smokers are at higher risk of developing asbestos-induced lung cancer. Integrated Risk Information System description on Asbestos - (Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number - 1332-21-4).

The most dangerous asbestos fibers are too small to be visible. After they are inhaled, they can remain and accumulate in the lungs. Asbestos can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma (a cancer of the chest and abdominal linings), and asbestosis (irreversible lung scarring that can be fatal). Symptoms of these diseases do not show up until many years after exposure began. Most people with asbestos-related diseases were exposed to elevated concentrations on the job; some developed disease from exposure to clothing and equipment brought home from job sites.

Call EPA's TSCA Assistance Line at (202) 554-1404 to find out whether your state has a training and certification program for asbestos removal contractors and for information on EPA's Asbestos programs or visit the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances Asbestos Home Page -

Posted by Greg Magnus | AMG Market

02 February 2007

Brake and Clutch Auto Repair Preventing Asbestos Exposure

Best Practices for Preventing Asbestos Exposure Among Auto Brake and Clutch Repair Workers
  • Why should auto mechanics be concerned about asbestos exposure?
  • How do you know if you have asbestos brake or clutch components on your car?
  • As a home, DIY, or professional mechanic, what can you do to protect yourself from asbestos exposure?
This article helps automotive technicians and home mechanics who repair and replace brakes and clutches understand and avoid asbestos exposure.

18 October 2006

Asbestos In Your Home - Don't Give Your Kids Cancer

What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral fibre that is known for its heat resistance and strength. It is also very resistant to acid.

Asbestos can only positively be identified under a microscope, however, asbestos in the home and workplace is very easy to identify. As asbestos ages it starts to crumble and break, the fibres which are deadly are then released into the air and breathed in.

What Illnesses are caused by Asbestos?
The tiny fibres that are released by the asbestos penetrate deeply into the lungs and remain in the individuals lungs for the rest of their lives.

Constant or regular exposure to high does of asbestos fibres can cause scarring of the lung tissue and respiratory disease asbestosis. Exposures to low amounts of asbestos are still highly dangerous and can cause lung cancer. Direct contact with asbestos can also cause Mesothelioma – a form of cancer exclusively linked to asbestos exposure.

Symptoms of asbestos exposure usually take 20 – 40 years to develop and 100% of cases are fatal. All types of asbestos cause cancer and all types of asbestos cancers can kill. Children are especially prone to developing cancer after exposure to asbestos.

What Products Contain Asbestos?
  • Floor Tiles
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Sprayed on Textures Ceilings
  • Wrapping For Pipes
  • Boiler Insulation
  • Fire Proofing
  • Surfaces and Similar
  • Roof Tiles
  • Roof Tar
  • Heaters (Gas & Electric)
What To Do If You Suspect You Are In Contact With Asbestos
Should you discover or suspect that you have asbestos in any part of your home or business you need to make a decision based on the amount of exposure and the condition of the asbestos.

The most important factor is the general condition of the asbestos. If it is crumbling or broken it must be removed immediately as it will be releasing deadly asbestos fibres into the surrounding area. You must not remove the asbestos yourself. The asbestos needs to be removed and disposed by a properly qualified and protected individual. Call your local government office or council immediately and seek advice on recognised companies that can remove the asbestos safely.

If you are a home owner or a tenant you must make arrangements immediately to have the asbestos encapsulated or removed. You are liable for any person who develops cancer as a result of exposure in your home.

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