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New Study Challenges Assumption of Asbestos' Ability to Move in Soil

(University of California - San Diego) A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego scientist Jane Willenbring challenges the long-held belief that ...

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...

Lung Cancer in COPD, It Is Not Just the Cigarette Smoke

The development of lung cancer in patients with COPD has been linked with tobacco exposure, but other factors may also play a role. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine

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 ...

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...

Review of carcinogenicity of asbestos and proposal of approval standards of an occupational cancer caused by asbestos in Korea.

Carcinogenicity of asbestos has been well established for decades and it has similar approval standards in most advanced countries based on a number of studies and international meetings. However, Kor...

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