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Are More Women Getting Mesothelioma?


Even though the use of asbestos has decreased, a recent report published by the CDC revealed some concerning information. It looked at annual mesothelioma death rates for females from 1999 to 2020 and showed an increase of 25 percent. The study showed that 12,227 women died from mesothelioma. Yet, in 1999, 489 women died, and » Read More

Are Veterans More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?


Asbestos exposure can cause deadly diseases such as mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer infecting the lining of the lungs and chest cavity. For much of the 20th century, workplace asbestos exposure was a constant for many, including members of the military who may not have realized they were in danger. Years later, military veterans » Read More

EPA Proposes Ban on Asbestos Uses and Imports


In what could be a landmark move, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed banning the importation and use of chrysotile asbestos. Announced on April 5, 2022, the ban would have sweeping ramifications across several industries. It would also send a clear message that the United States is ready to take its most decisive stand » Read More

Does Asbestos at Superfund Sites Still Pose a Threat?


Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in the ground. There are six types of asbestos, a fibrous silicate mineral that produces long, thin crystalline fibers in large deposits, and they are often found as contaminates in minerals, such as vermiculite and talc. Asbestos’ ability to resist heat, electricity, and corrosion made it an ideal » Read More

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