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Health hazards linked to taconite processing facilities

Several years ago, health officials noticed an alarming trend: an increased incidence of mesothelioma, an aggressive form of lung cancer, in the mine workers. This prompted the Minnesota Department of Health to commission a health study by the University of Minnesota in 2008. The study took six years to complete, focusing largely on potential hazards in the taconite industry.

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?

This Old House: Where To Find Asbestos In An Old Home

This Old House: Where To Find Asbestos In An Old Home

Asbestos is not the first thing many people think about when looking at an old home. When looking at a property, most people focus on what is visible. Desired amenities, such as open floor plan, updated kitchen and bathroom, number of bedrooms and baths shape our impression of a home and we often do not think about what lies beneath. In fact, many people mistakenly assume that if the kitchen was updated, what lies beneath was also checked. Do not be so sure.

The Most Deadly Asbestos Exposure Sites In Minnesota

Most people learn they were exposed to asbestos after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Aggressive and fast-moving, mesothelioma is a form of cancer that often appears years after the initial exposure. This makes identifying the source of exposure much more difficult. Over the years, however, a growing body of evidence has been building, providing valuable information for victims of asbestos exposure in Minnesota.

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: Larry's story with mesothelioma

Certain jobs are more dangerous than others are, but putting your life at risk for anything, especially to earn a living, should always be your choice. Millions of workers across the country had that option taken away from them when they were required to work with products containing asbestos.

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.

Video: Why should you choose Sieben Polk P.A. for your asbestos case?

At Sieben Polk P.A., we have fought for the victims of asbestos exposure since the 1940's. We began fighting long before "mesothelioma" became a well-known term and individuals knew they had a right to seek compensation. We were successful long before trust funds were created to protect victim's claims.

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.

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.

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