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February 2018 Archives

Cryotherapy promising for future mesothelioma

North Carolina residents may be interested to hear that a recent mesothelioma clinical trial reveals that cryotherapy may be a valuable addition to multidisciplinary treatments of pleural mesothelioma. A leading thoracic surgeon believes that the groundbreaking clinical trial is promising for mesothelioma patients. Although more tests are needed, she says that it could play an important role in future treatments.

Johnson & Johnson discussed possible asbestos contamination

In the past few years, there has been a surge of lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson, a well-known and respected brand, for asbestos exposure and related cancers. Plaintiffs claim that due to contaminated baby powder products, they were at heightened risk of contracting deadly cancers.

Proposed legislation aims to protect children from asbestos

The recent makeup recalls by several tween retailers has sparked concern over children's safety. A U.S. Representative recently introduced a bill that aims to protect children from asbestos-containing products. The bill is called, "Children's Product Warning Label Act of 2018". It would require manufacturers who market cosmetics to children to either put a warning label on their products or prove that their products do not contain asbestos ingredients. The representative stated that children should not be exposed to asbestos when using everyday products such as makeup and that parents should feel confident that the cosmetics they purchase for their children are safe.

Justice recalls asbestos-containing makeup after secondary test

Several previous North Carolina blog posts reported on allegations regarding makeup products from tween retailers, Claire's and Justice. Both companies pulled their alleged asbestos-containing products from the shelves to ensure the safety of customers. According to Justice, initial tests showed no evidence of asbestos, however secondary testing revealed that small amounts of the deadly mineral were present.

Pursuing compensation for victims of mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure. Many victims will live for decades without a disease diagnosis because they do not exhibit mesothelioma symptoms. By the time they are diagnosed with peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma, treatment symptoms are limited, and life expectancy is decreased.


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