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Does Talc Cause Mesothelioma?

In recent years, media reports and lawsuits have called into question whether talc and talcum powder contain asbestos and are therefore linked to mesothelioma and cancer. Does Talc Contain Asbestos? Talc is a mineral from the earth. Talc in its purest form does not contain asbestos. However, it can often be found near asbestos deposits. » Read More

Asbestos in Schools

Before the 1980s, most American schools were constructed with some type of asbestos, used for insulation, ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring and wallboard, and duct work. At least 11 of Philadelphia’s elementary schools have high levels of asbestos fibers in various parts of the buildings, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The United States Environmental Protection Agency » Read More

HVAC Workers at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure, long known to cause mesothelioma, is a risk for HVAC workers. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and workers regularly handle materials known to contain asbestos. However, not all HVAC workers are trained to recognize and deal with the dangerous substance. The time from asbestos exposure to the time of mesothelioma » Read More

Asbestos Poses Threat to Postal Service Employees

The connection between asbestos exposure and a mesothelioma diagnosis is well-established. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been sounding the alarm since the 1970s that exposure to asbestos is one key way people develop this disease. So, it comes as a surprise that the United States Postal Service would continue to keep open » Read More

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