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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

Billion Dollar Plan to Fix Toxic Schools

In late January, Governor Tom Wolf announced that budget items totaling $1.1 billion have been allocated to combat lead and asbestos contamination across Pennsylvania. The proposal involves the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), awarding grants to schools in need of remediation. Both lead and asbestos were common building materials in past decades, and many of » Read More

Risk of Asbestos Among Construction Workers

In the 20th century, asbestos was typically used in commercial-building construction. Due to its durability, asbestos was a common material used at the time. It was also fire-resistant, making it the perfect tool for those working in the construction field. The material was typically used in renovations spanning from roofing, wallboards, siding, sheetrock, flooring, and » Read More

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