Montreal Hospital Loses Green Status Over Asbestos Use

The McGill University Health Centre, a hospital which prides itself on adhering to strict environmental guidelines for constructing its new hospital, faces to lose it’s “green” status for using asbestos fibers in its drainage pipes. The hospital is still striving … Continue reading

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New Asbestos Legislation in Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Finance Minister has just approved new legislation that will allow its residents to claim compensation for pleural mesothelioma contracted following asbestos exposure. According to Finance Minister Sammy Wilson, the new legislation will take effect on December 14th. It … Continue reading

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Climate Changes Brings Asbestos Dangers to Light

The danger of climate change has been making itself apparent in recent years. As natural disasters occur more frequently, they bring about significant economic, financial, and environmental destruction, as well as several dangers toward human health and safety. According to … Continue reading

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Workers in VA Power Plant Face Asbestos Exposure

Several contract workers at Virginia’s Surry Nuclear Station have been exposed to asbestos despite assurances that they would not come into contact with the deadly substance and that any contaminated areas would be clearly marked. Hundreds of contract workers were … Continue reading

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UK Man Campaigning for Asbestos Awareness

The family of a mesothelioma sufferer in the UK has begun an asbestos awareness campaign after being told that his illness is inoperable.  David Phillips was diagnosed with mesothelioma four years ago, and at the time had no idea how … Continue reading

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Many Cancer Patients May Suffer from PTSD, Study Says

Cancer patients and suvivors can experience symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder similar to that experienced by military veterans, a new study reports. Resaerchers at the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, North Carolina have found that many cancer survivors suffer … Continue reading

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European Scientists Develop Safer Treatment for Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma patients may soon see a new, easier, more effective treatment for their cancer, as European researchers are currently developing an inhalant method of drug administration as opposed to the current intravenous treatment. This new medicine has the potential to … Continue reading

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Scientists Make Breakthrough in Small Cell Cancer Research

Researchers in Australia may have found the solution to a previously unsolved problem regarding an aggressive and deadly cancer. The research was conducted on small-cell lung cancer, an ailment with a survival rate of only five percent within five years … Continue reading

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Mesothelioma On the Rise, WHO Reports

Cases of malignant mesothelioma are on the rise, according to a statement published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Based on data provided by countries around the world, the WHO has estimated that over 92,252 deaths were caused by mesothelioma … Continue reading

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Asbestos-Like Material Raises Health Concerns

While it was once thought that mesothelioma was caused only by asbestos exposure, health officials and medical researchers are now expressing growing concerns regarding another culprit: a naturally occurring fibrous substance called erionite. Much like asbestos, is harmless until it … Continue reading

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