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Who is Most At-Risk for Secondary Asbestos Exposure?

There are some people who develop mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases, even though they have no known direct exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, if they live or spend a lot of time with someone who does work with asbestos, they are vulnerable to exposure to this toxin based on small amounts of asbestos fibers that the » Read More

Can Mesothelioma Spread to the Brain?

Mesothelioma, a disease caused by asbestos exposure, generally affects the tissues lining the lungs. However, there are times when the disease spreads to the brain or other organs. The latter most commonly include the kidneys or liver. Not many mesothelioma patients experience a spread of the disease to the brain, but it does occur in » Read More

Impact of Mesothelioma Regarding Gender

Mesothelioma can affect anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure. Women have historically represented fewer mesothelioma cancer cases than men due to higher rates of men working in hazardous industries handling asbestos. However, women make up nearly 40 percent of malignant mesothelioma cases today. As is the case with many diseases, women with mesothelioma » Read More

High Levels of Asbestos in Children’s Makeup

One of the most carcinogenic substances is asbestos. Often found in construction and automotive materials, asbestos-related illnesses have continually plagued these professions, especially children. According to the Environmental Working Group, asbestos was found in the IQ Toys Princess Girl’s All-in-One Deluxe Makeup Palette. They state that within every gram of eye shadow, four million asbestos » Read More

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