Asbestosis and Asbestos Exposure

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Asbestosis is normally diagnosed following a careful medical history, history of exposure to asbestos, and some specific tests such as X-rays and CT scans. This information is precious in determining how much the illness has evolved and how well the lung is working. Biopsies are not usually necessary for asbestosis. There is no treatment that can reverse the damage asbestosis has caused to the lungs, […] Read more »

Ovarian Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

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Every year, 230,000 women develop ovarian cancer worldwide, 70% of whom received the diagnosis when their disease is too advanced to respond to treatment. Tragically, 2 out of 3 women suffering from ovarian cancer will die of it. As the female reproductive cancer with the most unfavorable prognosis, ovarian cancer is annually responsible for 140,000 victims across the globe. While still controversial, one of the risk factors […] Read more »

Esophagus Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

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Exposure to asbestos can sometimes prove to be deadly and it can happen in different ways: by inhaling or by swallowing – this mineral fiber can also be swallowed and that can happen when people drink contaminated liquids or when they cough up the asbestos they have just inhaled and then swallow the saliva. The individuals with the heaviest exposure remain those who used to work […] Read more »

Pulmonary Fibrosis and Asbestos Exposure

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Between 1940 and 1978, over 11 million U.S. workers would breathe in asbestos fibers on a daily basis in the workplace, which are now known to cause plenty of terrible diseases, including pulmonary fibrosis. This non-malignant disease, which has a very rapid development and, accordingly, a quite unfavorable prognosis, is responsible for the death of roughly 40,000 Americans every year. Once they attach themselves to […] Read more »

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

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Mesothelioma develops about 10 to 50 years after the inhaling or swallowing of microscopic asbestos fibers. These fibers accumulate in the body and become embedded in the lining of the internal organs in the upper chest cavity. Embedded asbestos fibers can cause harmful scarring of the lungs, inflammation and DNA damage that leads to mesothelioma. The treatment of mesothelioma combines radiation therapy with chemotherapy and […] Read more »

Colon Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

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The risk of developing colon or rectal cancer increases with age. Even though teenagers and adults may also experience colon cancer, more than 90% of colon cancer cases occur in people over the age of 50, usually at around 72 years old. Smokers are more likely to develop colon cancer than non-smokers, and men have higher cancer rates than women. In the United States, black […] Read more »

Getting Rid of Asbestos: DIY vs Licenced

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Discovering asbestos in your home can cause you worries, therefore you might want to take immediate action. Asbestos is a risk at home when disturbed, in a way that it can produce fibers that can be harmful when inhaled. You can do the removal work yourself, but you need to know the safest precautions to avoid fetching a disease from the material. There are also […] Read more »

Is There Asbestos in Your Home?

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Over time, asbestos materials may become damaged and potentially lead to some serious health issues. Having said this, asbestos in your home does not necessarily mean you are in danger, but it is worth keeping an eye on any potential outbursts. It can be incredibly difficult to tell whether a material contains asbestos or not, meaning you should never attempt to carry out your own […] Read more »

Asbestos Exposure – Infographic

Asbestos Exposure Can Cause Cancer - Infographic

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once used in thousands of consumer, industrial and construction products. Despite its uses, asbestos is a known human carcinogen and the National Cancer Institute suggests that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. The most common asbestos-related diseases include mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and gastrointestinal cancer. While the dangers of asbestos are well-known, this “silent killer” […] Read more »