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Can Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

A diagnosis of cancer remains a terrifying one, and more and more compounds are found to be cancerous. Governments in the United States and abroad have established oversight agencies to review potential carcinogens and set standards to prevent or minimize exposure to carcinogens. Yet, there may still be instances of people being exposed to carcinogens » Read More

Is There a Test for Asbestos Exposure?

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is found in the thin layer of tissue called the mesothelium. The mesothelium surrounds most of the body’s internal organs. While mesothelioma is incurable, early detection and treatment can prolong patients’ lives. Most individuals with mesothelioma do not see a doctor until they develop symptoms. Symptoms usually show » Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Johnson and Johnson Verdict

The United States Supreme Court decided Tuesday to not hear an appeal by consumer goods manufacturer Johnson and Johnson over a multibillion-dollar lawsuit. Plaintiffs who used the company’s talcum powders for personal hygiene developed cancer, as the talc was contaminated with asbestos. An initial award of $5 billion was trimmed down to $2.1 billion for » Read More

Are Aluminum Plant Workers Commonly Exposed to Asbestos?

Even though the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma was made in the 1960s, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) did not start regulating asbestos until 1971. Yet, even in 2021, asbestos use is not completely banned in the United States. Although there are safety protocols to protect employees » Read More

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