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November 2011 Archives

School stays open despite presence of asbestos

Exposure to asbestos can be disabling or fatal. It is known that diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer can be caused. Victims may not show symptoms of any of these for at least 10 years, which can cause difficulty when tracing the source of exposure. However, the students and faculty at one high school have no doubt that they are exposed to asbestos.

Asbestos exposure can cause serious and fatal lung diseases

The possibility of suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer or other types of lung diseases is greatly enhanced by substantial asbestos exposure. This is clearly proven by studies that have looked at the incidence of such diseases in employees who experienced cumulative exposures to asbestos.

New medical device could diagnose mesothelioma through breath sample

People who have been exposed to asbestos should get tested to determine if they have developed any diseases such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. But the invasive procedure may cause some to put off going to the doctor.

North Carolina firefighters may have been exposed to asbestos

It can be difficult to determine initially whether a worker has been exposed to asbestos and whether that exposure was harmful. It can take years before any type of disease or illness can be detected. But this type of exposure can lead to a number of different health issues such as lung cancer and asbestosis.

High school students used to remove asbestos

A number of students at a Merced County, California high school were exposed to the potentially harmful material asbestos and school officials did not urgently act on the matter - in fact, they took their time.

Does your home have materials made with asbestos?

It's an exciting time for your family: you're moving to a new home. You begin packing things up and putting everything in boxes. This type of move forces you to clean out places such as the attic and the basement, where things have been sitting for years.

Widow believes asbestos exposure on the job killed husband

The widow of a deceased police officer is sharing the story of her husband who died after contracting mesothelioma, a deadly disease that typically develops from repeated exposure to asbestos. The 73-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease in the summer of 2009 and died less than two months later.

Asbestos exposure can lead to fatal lung cancer

There are few things more devastating than watching a loved one endure pain and suffering. But family members of victims of mesothelioma or lung cancer often have to watch the disease slowly invade their loved one's body.

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