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What Is Crocidolite Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous material, and there are two main categories of asbestos: amphibole and serpentine. Crocidolite belongs to the amphibole family; others in this family are actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, and tremolite, and they all have sharp fibers. Chrysotile asbestos is the only category of serpentine asbestos, and it has curly fibers instead. » Read More

Department of Justice Sides With Mesothelioma Victims After Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy Ruling

Early this month, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) joined the thousands of people living with mesothelioma, asbestosis, and ovarian cancer to argue against Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) bankruptcy plan. J&J faces more than 40,000 lawsuits from plaintiffs who claim that exposure to their asbestos-contaminated talcum powder years ago left them with devastating illnesses. » Read More

EPA Proposes Stricter Asbestos Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently proposed stricter asbestos reporting requirements. This would require more detailed record-keeping for all uses of asbestos. The proposal from the EPA would ban the ongoing use of asbestos. This would prevent people from cancer risks caused by asbestos exposure, such as mesothelioma. This would ban the ongoing » Read More

Are More Women Getting Mesothelioma?

Even though the use of asbestos has decreased, a recent report published by the CDC revealed some concerning information. It looked at annual mesothelioma death rates for females from 1999 to 2020 and showed an increase of 25 percent. The study showed that 12,227 women died from mesothelioma. Yet, in 1999, 489 women died, and » Read More

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