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Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk

A fact sheet about asbestos, asbestos-related diseases, and who to contact for more information.

Asbestos Still Poses On-the-Job Health Risks

Malignant mesothelioma, which is caused mainly by inhaling asbestos fibers, continues to take a sizeable toll despite regulations enacted decades ago to limit occupational exposure to asbestos.

Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Now Urges a Person with Lung Cancer to Call Them About Possible Substantial Compensation If They Had Significant Exposure to Asbestos at Work

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center is urging a person who has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer to call them anytime at 800-714-0...

French Study Finds Exposure TIming Matters When it Comes to Mesothelioma Risk, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

Early on-the-job asbestos exposure appears to raise the risk for pleural mesothelioma more than overall exposure volume. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 17, 2017 Environmental health researchers in Bordeaux,...

Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Urges a Person with Lung Cancer Who Had Exposure to Asbestos at Work or in the US Navy to Call About Possible Significant Compensation

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says, "We are appealing to a US Navy Veteran or a person who has been recently diagnosed with any type of lung cancer to...

New Study Warns of Increasing Mesothelioma Risk Over Time, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

Instead of declining over time, the risk of contracting deadly pleural mesothelioma continues to rise, even decades after asbestos exposure. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 22, 2017 Scientists in Poland say...

Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Urges a Navy Veteran or Industrial Worker with Lung Cancer to Call Them If They Were Exposed to Asbestos at Work for Possible Compensation

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says, "We are urging any type of lung cancer victim to call us if they had heavy exposure to asbestos at an indus...

How Dangerous Is Asbestos?

This year the EPA is set to review restrictions on 10 high priority chemicals as part of the Toxic Substance Control Act, including asbestos. So why is asbestos dangerous? Is the US likely to change.....

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Malignant mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in dental tape.

Although most cases of malignant mesothelioma of the pleura are caused by one or more readily recognized sources of exposure to asbestos, cases of the disease with more occult exposure occur, especial...

Exposure-Response Analyses of Asbestos and Lung Cancer Subtypes in a Pooled Analysis of Case-Control Studies.

Evidence is limited regarding risk and the shape of the exposure-response curve at low asbestos exposure levels. We estimated the exposure-response for occupational asbestos exposure and assessed the ...

Risk factors for malignant mesothelioma in people with no known exposure to asbestos.

Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare and generally fatal cancer, usually caused by asbestos, although about 5-10% of cases report no asbestos exposure. This study aimed to identify sources whereby pe...

Dose-time-response association between occupational asbestos exposure and pleural mesothelioma.

Early occupational exposure to asbestos has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of pleural mesothelioma (PM), which suggests that the timing of exposure might play a role in the dose-re...

Epidemiology of Environmental Exposure and Malignant Mesothelioma.

While the association between exposure to asbestos and malignant mesothelioma (MM), particularly malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has been well established, the health impact of environmental expo...

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