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Penn study seeks to track Ambler's asbestos legacy

Joe Amento, a lifelong resident of Ambler, was 53 when he died of a rare cancer with one main cause — exposure to asbestos.He was fine at Christmas 2002. In January, a pain in his side kept him awak...

New Study Finds Indirect Asbestos Exposure Can Raise Mesothelioma Risk for Sheet Metal Workers, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

A long-term study of sheet metal workers suggests that many are at risk for asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma and asbestosis, even though they may not work directly with asbestos. Raleigh, N...

ADAO Applauds U.S. Surgeon General for Statement on the Dangers of Asbestos in Support of National Asbestos Awareness Week

Statement Underscores the Critical Need for a Ban on Asbestos The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to p...

Cancer from asbestos caused by more than one cell mutation

It has been a long held belief that tumors arising from exposure to asbestos are caused by mutations in one cell, which then produces multiple clones. This hypothesis is challenged by new research pub...

Libby Asbestos Exposure Linked to Lung Abnormalities

Statement from Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Opposing Senate "Chemical Safety" Bill which Lets Asbestos off the Hook

Asbestos Would Remain Legal Under Udall-Vitter Proposal The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to help ensure ju...

Asbestos Likely More Widespread Than Previously Thought

(PRWEB) October 18, 2014 Asbestos Likely More Widespread Than Previously Thought Naturally occurring asbestos minerals may be more widespread than previously thought, with newly discovered sourc...

Italian Scientists Find Higher Mesothelioma Rates Among Residents than Workers at an Asbestos Cement Plant, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

A new study suggests that asbestos from a cement plant can be just as dangerous for neighbors as for workers – especially if the neighbors are women. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 05, 2014 Mesotheli...

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The presence of asbestos in the natural environment is likely related to mesothelioma in young individuals and women from Southern Nevada.

Inhalation of asbestos and other mineral fibers are known causes of malignant mesothelioma (MM) and lung cancers. In a setting of occupational exposure to asbestos, MM occurs 4-8 times more frequently...

Clinical Aspects of Asbestos-Related Diseases-What Are the Unresolved Topics?

Despite awareness of the health risks associated with asbestos fiber inhalation and the decline in U.S. utilization (about 0.1% of the yearly peak amount), illnesses associated with exposure persist. ...

Development of a Job-Exposure Matrix (AsbJEM) to Estimate Occupational Exposure to Asbestos in Australia.

Occupational exposure data on asbestos are limited and poorly integrated in Australia so that estimates of disease risk and attribution of disease causation are usually calculated from data that are n...

Screening of Miners and Millers at Decreasing Levels of Asbestos Exposure: Comparison of Chest Radiography and Thin-Section Computed Tomography.

Chest radiography (CXR) is inferior to Thin-section computed tomography in the detection of asbestos related interstitial and pleural abnormalities. It remains unclear, however, whether these limitati...

How conflicted authors undermine the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign to stop all use of asbestos: spotlight on studies showing that chrysotile is carcinogenic and facilitates other non-cancer asbestos-related diseases.

The silicate mineral asbestos is categorized into two main groups based on fiber structure: serpentine asbestos (chrysotile) and amphibole asbestos (crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and...

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