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Hairdressers and Asbestos

When you think of asbestos exposure, and those most affected by the inhalation of these dangerous fibers, you probably think of factor workers such as metalworkers or those in the construction industry. However, there is a large group of workers...

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Brewing Companies and Asbestos

Some of the United States’ oldest brewing companies were constructed at a time when asbestos was a popular fire- and heat-resistant material and was the material of choice for just about all applications that required heat resistance...

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Different Stages of Pleural Mesothelioma

Oncologists currently use three different mesothelioma-staging systems to diagnose and treat pleural mesothelioma. Each system measures different variables including the extent of the cancer, lymph node involvement, and metastasis. Butchart...

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Alternative Treatments for Mesothelioma

While surgery, radiation and chemotherapy remain the three most common treatments of mesothelioma, cancer of the lining of some major organs and the abdominal cavity, there are several alternative treatments that many people with the disease are...

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Common Treatments for Mesothelioma

The three most common treatments for malignant mesothelioma are surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. If you received a diagnosis of mesothelioma, you will likely undergo one of these three treatments. While many people do succumb to this...

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The Washington Navy Yard and Asbestos

The Washington Navy Yard is home to the Chief of Naval Operations, headquarters for the Naval Historical Center, and headquarters for the Marine Corps Historical Center. It is the Navy’s oldest shore establishment and has been in operation...

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Mesothelioma Prognosis Factors

Mesothelioma is a very serious form of cancer that attacks the lining of some major organs such as the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) and the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneal mesothelioma). Mesothelioma is caused by the inhalation of...

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Home Testing for Asbestos

Once the danger of asbestos became widely known in the ‘70s, it was removed from most building materials. Asbestos does not cause health problems unless its fibers are released into the air, but once the fibers are inhaled, you are at extreme...

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Where Does Asbestos Come From?

From the time of ancient Greek civilization to present day, asbestos has been a well-known but little understood mineral. In the time of the Greeks, it was noted that those who worked with asbestos often developed damage to their lungs. During...

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When is Asbestos Dangerous?

It is important to first note that asbestos is not hazardous if it is handled correctly, but this does not mean you cannot be contaminated by the fibers and get sick from asbestos exposure. Asbestos fibers are so small it takes a certain type of...

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Paul Gleason and Asbestos

Actor, Paul Gleason, was best known for his performances the movies The Breakfast Club as the principal, Trading Places and Van Wilder, but he was also an athlete and a poet. Gleason died from a rare form of cancer known as mesothelioma in 2006...

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