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Mesothelioma Cancer

Top 10 Asbestos Myths

2009-06-18 23:32

Asbestos exposure is one of the leading causes of Mesothelioma cancer. However, the public has many misconceptions and lack of information about the Mesothelioma cancer and asbestos. A group of asbestos lawyers have released the following ten myths about asbestos trying to fill the gap.

10. The EPA banned asbestos.
FALSE. The EPA tried, but the 5th Circ. disagreed, and the first Bush administration did not appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

9. If workers would have worn masks, they would have been protected.
FALSE. At best, masks were faulty and ineffective.

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Asbestos-Related Public Health Emergency Declared by EPA in Montana

2009-06-18 12:53
Asbestos related emergency

Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared it’s first public health emergency. Using the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the EPA declared that the asbestos-related conditions in Libby and Troy, Montana were a serious threat to the public health of the area.

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How Asbestos Fibers Trigger Mesothelioma Cancer In Human Cells

2008-12-19 23:15

Ohio State University scientists believe they are the first in the world to study the molecular underpinnings of cancer by probing individual bonds between an asbestos fiber and human cells.

Though any clinical application is years away, the researchers hope their findings could aid in drug development efforts targeting illnesses caused by excessive exposure to asbestos, including the deadly cancer called mesothelioma.

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