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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 ...

Australian Scientists Say Mesothelioma Subtype is Not Related to How or Where Asbestos Exposure Happened, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

New research finds no consistent link between how a person was exposed to asbestos and the type of mesothelioma they develop. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 25, 2016 Researchers at the University of West...

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...

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...

From Asthma to COPD: What's Air Got to Do With It?

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution significantly raises the odds of progressing to asthma and COPD. What can patients do? Medscape Critical Care

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...

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

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

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Current and future risks of asbestos exposure in the Australian community.

Australia mined asbestos for more than 100 years and manufactured and imported asbestos products. There is a legacy of in situ asbestos throughout the built environment.

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 ...

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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