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Why Are Some Talc Products Linked to Mesothelioma?

You may have heard something in the news about recent litigation against companies that manufactured and sold products containing talc. This litigation stems from claims that exposure to talc products leads to serious health problems, including mesothelioma.   Talc is a mineral found in the earth. It has a wide range of practical benefits. In » Read More

What Is Pleural Mesothelioma?

Miners, construction workers, and others who come in contact with asbestos are at risk of developing a cancer called mesothelioma. It is estimated that about 2,500 people are diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma each year. Asbestos refers to a group of naturally-occurring mineral fibers, including amosite, tremolite, and chrysotile. Because asbestos is resistant to heat, chemicals, » Read More

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

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