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Banning asbestos in United States important, but only the start

The dangers of asbestos have been known for a long time. Asbestos, a term that refers to several naturally occurring minerals, is the primary cause of mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 2,500 Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay couple over toxic talc

Last year, Johnson & Johnson made headlines after their ubiquitous baby powder was linked to ovarian cancer. Concerns began to arise that the talc-based product may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral whose fibers are known to cause mesothelioma and other deadly lung conditions.

Firefighters At Greater Risk For Developing Mesothelioma

Anyone who has known a firefighter knows they are special people. They thrive off the adrenaline rush of life or death situations. They run into situations that would cause most of his to flee. With steely courage, they seem invincible. Except they are not. In addition to the dangers posed by fire and potential collapsing structures, firefighters must also contend with toxic substances such as asbestos. Firefighters need to be aware; these materials can be deadly.

The Right Diet Can Be A Game Changer For People With Mesothelioma

The push for Americans to eat healthier is nothing new. Health experts have been pushing for years for people to make better choices with what they put into their bodies. While eating healthy is good for everyone, there are several reasons why it may be important for people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Helping patients manage the stress of living with mesothelioma

Medical providers know that cancer is stressful for patients. On a daily basis, oncology staff work with patients who are trying to stay on top of bills and manage a household while fighting for their lives. Nurses, physicians and other providers try to help minimize the strain by doing what they can to accommodate patients coming in for chemotherapy, radiation and treatments, but patients still suffer.

Pinworm drug shows promise for slowing the growth of mesothelioma

The search for an effective mesothelioma treatment is a race against time. Mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers, is difficult to treat. Even with an intense regimen of chemotherapy and radiation, the median survival rates for individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma remain low at just nine to 17 months.

Alert: High levels of asbestos found in kids makeup at Claire's

Who would have imagined anyone would put asbestos in makeup? What purpose would it serve? Until a few weeks ago, the greatest worry most people had about children's makeup might be that it contained substandard ingredients. Nobody would have imagined that anyone would dare to add asbestos. But that is exactly what has happened.

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