Cancer-Causing Asbestos, Banned For Decades, Could Be Returning To American Construction

This past summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted a new rule that once again permits the use of asbestos products in construction. The rule bypasses the need to evaluate the effects of asbestos exposure in the air, ground or water. ...

Did Your Job Expose You to Asbestos? Are You Now Sick?

The Centers for Disease Control reports that around 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the U.S. every year. This specific form of cancer is directly related to a person's exposure to asbestos fibers. Could you or a loved one be at-risk...

Mesothelioma: Not Just a Big Word on Law Commercials

If you are reading this, you might be going through one of the most stressful and confusing times in your life. Few people read about mesothelioma for simple fun. Those who want to know more are those whose lives are impacted by the illness and whose...

Shocking Facts About Asbestos Use in the US

While more than 50 countries around the world have banned the use of asbestos, you may be shocked to learn that the U.S. has not. In fact, as of 2018, the U.S. continues to import and use asbestos in a variety of products. Despite definitive proof th...

Asbestos in Children’s Makeup: Recent History & New Legislation

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan has introduced legislation that would require makeup sold to children to be asbestos-free or to show proof of labeling. The bill follows a series of reports that asbestos was an ingredient in some highly...

Mesothelioma Can Develop Decades After Exposure to Asbestos

Hundreds of thousands of people have been exposed to asbestos through their jobs, military service, or in their homes and offices. Asbestos exposure can cause a variety of diseases, including mesothelioma. Signs of these devastating illnesses do not ...

5 Surprising Sources of Asbestos

Many people have heard of mesothelioma, a form of cancer that results from exposure to asbestos. It develops after a person breathes asbestos fibers into the lungs. The illness is almost always fatal, although survival rates have increased in recent ...