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October 2011 Archives

Consumers beware: asbestos is not just a concern of the past

While asbestos is a widely-known, potentially toxic material, not many people know exactly what it is, what it is used for and what sort of risks are involved when asbestos exposure occurs.

Worker diagnosed with lung disease after exposure to asbestos

In many situations, people have no idea that they are being exposed to asbestos or other types of hazardous materials. But long-term exposure can result in the contraction of disease such as mesothelioma.

Part 2: Should more steps be taken to prevent exposure to erionite?

Our previous post raised the concern over the lesser-known hazardous mineral erionite. A mineral present in several states across the U.S., erionite is thought to have some connection to the lung disease known as mesothelioma.

Part 1: Is there another lesser-known culprit causing mesothelioma?

In the previous post, we saw how exposure to asbestos can lead to a disease known as mesothelioma. But recently concern has been raised over another mineral that may also cause mesothelioma: erionite.

Mesothelioma case halted after judge removed from asbestos trial

A healthy individual can contract a disease after being exposed to a dangerous material. One particularly dangerous material is asbestos. There are a number of different severe and fatal illnesses such as cancer and mesothelioma that can result from asbestos exposure.

North Carolina officials warn residents about contaminated melons

When consumers are exposed to dangerous or defective products, the results can include serious injuries, illness or even death. If this is the case, victims and their families can hold manufacturers and companies responsible by filing a product liability claim.

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