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2014 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma Heads to D.C. Area

Written on April 10, 2014 at 3:40 pm, by

The 2014 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma kicks off Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The Symposium, now in its 11th year, welcomes all attendees from patients and their families to advocates, members of the medical community, and more. The Symposium, which begins on Advocacy Day, will feature  Continue Reading »

NIEHS Medical Advisor Calls for Asbestos Regulations Update

Written on April 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm, by

Asbestos use is strictly regulated in the U.S., but the mineral has not been completely banned. Asbestos is still imported into the U.S., mainly from Canada, and many workers are still at risk of exposure during abatement and other construction projects on existing structures. According to a recent National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)  Continue Reading »

10th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference Heads to DC Area

Written on April 4, 2014 at 2:50 pm, by

The 10th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference kicks into gear Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Alexandria, Virginia. The Conference begins at 11:30 a.m. with an exclusive tour of Washington DC + lunch for Mesothelioma Patients and Families. The evening will feature a private dinner for honorees, speakers, and sponsors.    Continue Reading »

Large Study Shows Even Small Amounts of Asbestos Can Cause Cancer

Written on April 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm, by

Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma. When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they may get trapped in the lungs where they may remain for a long period of time. Over time, these fibers can accumulate and cause inflammation and scarring. This can affect breathing and lead to a number of serious health conditions.  Continue Reading »

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Written on March 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm, by

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