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Does Asbestos at Superfund Sites Still Pose a Threat?


Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in the ground. There are six types of asbestos, a fibrous silicate mineral that produces long, thin crystalline fibers in large deposits, and they are often found as contaminates in minerals, such as vermiculite and talc. Asbestos’ ability to resist heat, electricity, and corrosion made it an ideal » Read More

Can Beauty Products Have Traces of Asbestos?


Talc is a popular ingredient in many types of makeup, including children’s play makeup and powders. Talcum powder is produced from the mineral talc, which contains magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. This mineral helps reduce moisture and prevent chaffing, which has made it a common ingredient in a variety of healthcare and beauty products. Pure talc » Read More

What Occupations Have a High Risk of Asbestos Exposure?


Asbestos exposure can happen anywhere. Children have been exposed at school. Spouses have been exposed secondhand, and workers have been exposed at their jobs. Experts agree that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos for humans. Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a rare cancer that can take years or even » Read More

What Are the Possible Causes of Mesothelioma in Teenagers and Children?


Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure. Usually found in construction workers, demolition workers, and other workers whose jobs expose them to asbestos, mesothelioma in teenagers and children is especially rare but not impossible. Because so many buildings and building components have been historically built with asbestos, children and » Read More

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