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Homeowners: Remember the risks of asbestos

You don't have to look too far to find someone remodeling a home, whether it's just down your street or on the numerous home renovation shows on TV. Especially now that spring is here, people all over Minnesota are starting to think about their own home construction projects.

New therapies focus on improving mesothelioma survival rates

The hazards of asbestos exposure has been known for a long time and the majority of asbestos-related products have been removed from our marketplace. Despite this, mesothelioma rates have continued to rise. According to the Environmental Working Group, 4,852 people died in Minnesota between 1999 and 2013 of asbestos related deaths.

Mesothelioma rates are on the rise

In March of this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that mesothelioma rates are on the rise. Despite a prediction that mesothelioma rates would decline after 2005, mesothelioma rates continue to rise. Between 1999 and 2015, mesothelioma rates rose from 2,479 to 2,597. A total of 45,221 individuals died of mesothelioma during that time. What is causing the rise? 

New blood tests could improve diagnosis of mesothelioma

If you were exposed to asbestos at any time in your life, you are at risk for developing mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer that is difficult to treat. One of the reasons mesothelioma is difficult to treat is because it is usually not detected until it has reached a more advanced stage. Now, advances in mesothelioma research are improving prospects for people at risk for developing mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma, asbestosis & lung cancer: what's the difference?

It's well-known that asbestos exposure can cause serious and often deadly health problems. Those who worked in industries and careers including mechanics, construction workers, electricians, railroad and shipyard workers, asbestos abatement teams, boiler operators and asbestos miners may have been exposed to asbestos and developed serious health issues. These workers and their loved ones can develop mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer, but what are the differences between the three diseases?

Secondhand asbestos exposure: Who is at risk?

Most people have a mental list of people they think of as being at risk for developing mesothelioma or pleural lung disease from asbsestos exposure: Plumbers, factory workers and construction workers. There is a hidden group many people do not know about. People who have never been directly exposed to asbestos are getting sick through secondhand exposure. Could you be at risk?

Video: A med tech's story about mesothelioma

Long-term exposure to asbestos can cause a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma, a fact most people today know due to awareness campaigns and television ads. Much of the attention focuses on workers in industries like construction or shipping, but the problem was far more extensive.

47 defendants named in a woman's mesothelioma claim

It is common for those who worked with asbestos-containing products to be diagnosed with mesothelioma. However, it is possible for Minnesota residents to contract mesothelioma through secondary exposure. Although the people may never have been directly in contact with the material itself, fibers and other related hazardous materials may also cause the deadly disease to manifest.

Man claims he contracted mesothelioma after exposure for years

It is very difficult to believe that an employer would knowingly withhold safety information about asbestos from its workers, but sadly it still does happen. In those circumstances, employees in Minnesota and elsewhere are then forced to suffer the consequences from working in an unsafe environment. Workers who were exposed to asbestos have a high likelihood of contracting illnesses such as mesothelioma.

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