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What is Peritoneal Mesothelioma?


Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a fiber that can get trapped inside the body. Once the fibers are trapped, it begins to irritate the tissues, leading to disease. A patient’s mesothelioma diagnosis will differ, depending on their consumption of the asbestos. This means that they may have » Read More

Why is Asbestos Exposure Common Among Maritime Workers?


When asbestos particles are inhaled or ingested, they can cause deadly respiratory conditions, including the rare and aggressive cancer, mesothelioma. Many workers encounter asbestos on the job, and then develop mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases years later. The maritime industry in particular puts workers at risk for asbestos exposure, as many ships that are still » Read More

Study Reveals That One in Seven Cosmetic Products Contain Asbestos


According to a study that was commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), one in seven cosmetic products contain levels of asbestos. Many products that contain talc are contaminated with asbestos. In fact, the researchers found that nearly 15 percent of the cosmetic samples that were tested had traces of asbestos. Many experts are concerned » Read More

Which Diseases are Caused by Asbestos Exposure?


Asbestos is a dangerous mineral that can be associated with several diseases. The material has been used in construction and building sites throughout the country over the years, exposing an unknown number of people to its dangerous fibers. Exposure to these elements, even if it is for just a short period, can still result in » Read More

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