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Veterans and Mesothelioma

Military veterans are among those with especially high rates of malignant mesothelioma – but why? The answer lies in asbestos’ fire retardant and insulating uses, and thus its extensive use by the military in ships, aircraft, and construction, before it was restricted for its deadly cancer-causing properties. Veterans today make up one-third of mesothelioma cases » Read More

Cancer Incidents on the Rise

In 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a major step backwards in the prevention of mesothelioma and other cancers, with a new rule for allowing products containing asbestos. Experts believe that new uses for asbestos, despite the documented link to the deadly mesothelioma, will contribute to an already rising cancer rate worldwide. Under » Read More

New York Mesothelioma Talc Lawsuit

Two lawsuits were filed by individuals with mesothelioma who had no other asbestos exposure, except for baby powder products. Talc is a mineral commonly used in baby powder, and is often contaminated with asbestos fibers found in the same mining deposits. New York courts have recently denied two companies’ requests to dismiss mesothelioma victims’ lawsuits, » Read More

Explaining Mesothelioma

Not long ago, all kinds of industries used asbestos. This material was a staple of the construction, shipping, automotive, and mining industries. While federal law has changed regarding the amount of asbestos permitted in manufactured products, so that only minute amounts are acceptable, that does not help workers who were exposed decades ago. Asbestos is » Read More

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