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10th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference Heads to DC Area

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 »

TV Ad Positions Alcohol Alongside Asbestos

A graphic TV ad depicting one of the deadliest consequences of consuming too much alcohol has also thrust the dangers of asbestos back into the spotlight. The controversial ad, released during Alcohol Awareness Week, shows a tumor slowly growing in the bottom of a beer glass in unison every swig the drinker takes. The narrative  Continue Reading »

NIOSH Study Finds Firefighters at Higher Risk for Mesothelioma

A study led by The National Institute for Occupational and Safety and Health (NIOSH), in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Public Health Sciences in the University of California at Davis, examined the relationship between firefighting and cancer. The findings, published online in the peer-reviewed journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine (OEM),  Continue Reading »

Quick Guide to EPA Asbestos Laws

 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Although asbestos is no longer used in construction and the manufacturing of construction products and materials, the threat of exposure still exists. Many structures that were built before 1980 may still have asbestos roofs, furnaces, plumbing, floor tiles, fireplaces, and more. Exposure can occur during renovation or demolition, during a  Continue Reading »

Asbestos Filled Cigarettes Prompt Mesothelioma Claims

Crocidolite is one of six different fibrous minerals or varieties of the human carcinogen known as asbestos. This naturally occurring mineral consists of long fibers that are immensely strong and flexible, and it offers the best heat resistance of all forms of asbestos. Thanks to these defining features, crocidolite, also called “blue asbestos,”  was widely  Continue Reading »