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Researchers Say Many Unclassified Mesothelioma Cases Are Probably Still Caused By Asbestos, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

Even when the cause seems to be a mystery, Italian researchers say a little digging proves that many mesothelioma cases are linked to asbestos after all. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 04, 2016 Scienti...

Second-Hand Smoke Exposure, Heart Disease, COPD, and Stroke

What impact does secondhand smoke exposure have on ischemic heart diseases, COPD, and stroke? This synthesis of prior studies aimed to quantify the effect sizes. BMC Public Health

New Scientific Paper Could Impact Compensation for Mesothelioma Victims, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

A team of experts in occupational and environmental medicine say any on-the-job asbestos exposure can contribute to mesothelioma, regardless of how long ago or how recently it happened. (PRWEB) April ...

Case Report Highlights Mesothelioma Risk from Asbestos Modeling Clay, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

Italian researchers have just published the case of a teacher who died of mesothelioma after a decade of using a modeling paste made with asbestos. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 29, 2016 Scientists in It...

ADAO Applauds the U.S. Senate for Unanimously Passing the Twelfth Annual Resolution Establishing “National Asbestos Awareness Week”

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Celebrates another Key Step Forward to Educate the Public on the Dangers of Asbestos and Help Prevent Future Exposure The Asbes...

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches "Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2016

International Community Calls for a World-Wide Asbestos Ban The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to hel...

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

One of many reasons to evaluate all patients for asbestos exposure.

Doctors Say Asbestos Implicated in Patient's Kidney Cancer, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

A newly published case study suggests that asbestos may cause kidney cancer as well as mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 18, 2016 Occupational medicine specialists in Italy have published the de...

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Reduced lung function in smokers in a lung cancer screening cohort with asbestos exposure and pleural plaques.

While low dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer is recommended for high-risk smokers, ages 55-74 years, information about asbestos exposure may not be routinely elicited. Asbestos ...

Enhancement of regulatory T cell-like suppressive function in MT-2 by long-term and low-dose exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos exposure causes lung fibrosis and various malignant tumors such as lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma. The effects of asbestos on immune cells have not been thoroughly investigated, altho...

Diagnosis of Asbestos-Related Diseases: The Mineralogist and Pathologist's Role in Medicolegal Field.

Because asbestos diseases represent a complex pattern of legal, social, and political issue, the involvement of the mineralogist and pathologist for a multidisciplinary assessment of its diagnosis hel...

Assessment of asbestos exposure during a simulated agricultural activity in the proximity of the former asbestos mine of Balangero, Italy.

The natural occurrence of asbestos (NOA) in rural areas is a serious concern for human health and the dispersion route of asbestos in the proximity of natural asbestos-rich settings has been marginall...

Effect of Chrysotile Exposure in Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells: Insights on the Pathogenic Mechanisms of Asbestos-Related Diseases.

Chrysotile asbestos accounts for more than 90% of the asbestos used worldwide and exposure is associated with asbestosis (asbestos-related fibrosis) and other malignancies, but the molecular mechanism...

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