Radiofrequency Ablation Fixes Mesothelioma Recurrence in Case Study
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used successfully in Japan to treat post-surgery recurrence of malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to a case study published recently by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Although RFA has been utilized for several years to treat various thoracic lesions, the study authors believe this is the first time it worked effectively with mesothelioma cancer cells. “It shows promising efficacy,” the authors wrote. “Radiofrequency should be considered an option for treating recurrence of MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma].” RFA is a minimally invasive medical proc...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Moving Toward an Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma
This study provided proof of concept for the presence of ctDNA in blood of treatment-naive MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma] patients by the detection of somatic variants that were identified by analysis of a tumor sample,” the authors wrote. “This opens perspective towards its use in MPM.” The post Moving Toward an Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Improving Surgery for Mesothelioma with Glowing Tumor Technology
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Sunil Singhal at the Abramson Cancer Center has developed glowing tumor technology that should increase the effectiveness of aggressive surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Singhal has shown recently that by adding a contrast agent that makes tumor cells glow, a more complete surgery can be done. This potentially avoids the now almost-inevitable cancer recurrence. “This is a big deal. We could potentially help a lot of patients with this,” Singhal told Asbestos.com. “It could change the entire field [of surgery for mesothelioma].” Singhal and his colleagues from the Abram...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Report Claims Asbestos In Crayons, Says Popular School Supplies Contain Dangerous Chemicals
(CNN) — Parents may want to take a second look at their children’s school supplies this season. The results of lab tests detailed in a report released Tuesday found traces of asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals in a number of popular school supplies. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested dozens of typical classroom materials for toxins. While most were nontoxic, some crayons, markers and binders received a failing grade. Here are some of the products that tested positive for toxic substances: Playskool crayons (36 count) This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Asbestos Local TV Source Type: news

EPA says its asbestos proposal would increase regulation
A new Trump administration policy that could allow manufacturers to use asbestos in their products is facing increased scrutiny. The proposed rule was announced this summer as part of a regulatory overhaul at the Environmental Protection Agency. It would require EPA approval to use or import the known carcinogen. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Op-Ed: EPA Opens the Door to a Silent Killer — Asbestos
This article represents his opinions. The Environmental Protection Agency would like you to think it is taking an “unprecedented” stand against the hazards of asbestos, the mineral that kills nearly 40,000 Americans each year from mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. It is not. In fact, on June 1, the EPA announced a significant new use rule (SNUR) that will allow companies to manufacture, import and process new asbestos-containing products after it evaluates their potential health dangers. The standards to evaluate those health risks, which are included in a nearly 1,500-page docume...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals found in children's school supplies, report says
Parents may want to take a second look at their children's school supplies this season. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asbestos and other dangerous chemicals found in children's school supplies
Parents may want to take a second look at their children's school supplies this season. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asbestos found in some crayons, consumer group finds
Tests reveal trace amounts of asbestos in one crayon brand, while other school supplies contain dangerous chemicals (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Critics outraged over EPA's proposal on asbestos
The EPA "is doing the bidding of the chemical industry by giving it the green light to continue business as usual," the Environmental Working Group said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tests find asbestos in Playskool crayons, experts warn
The US Public Interest Research Group's annual back-to-school report found asbestos in Dollar Tree's Playskool crayons as well as carcinogens and lead in several other popular children's items. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crayons Sold by Dollar Tree, Amazon Test Positive for Asbestos
A recent test from a consumer advocacy group found toxic levels of asbestos — a mineral that can lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma if inhaled or ingested — in a popular brand of crayons sold by Dollar Tree, Amazon.com and other retailers. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund tested 36 packs of Playskool crayons purchased from a Dollar Tree store in Chicago. All contained dangerous amounts of tremolite asbestos fibers, according to Kara Cook-Schultz, toxics director for U.S. PIRG. The results were part of U.S. PIRG’s “Safer School Supplies: Shopping Guide,” rele...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Morning Break: Euthanizing Kids; Remoxy's Fourth Strike; Asbestos in Crayons
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New tests found asbestos in some crayons
The latest U.S. PIRG tests on school supplies found trace amounts of asbestos in Playskool crayons (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Find New Mesothelioma Genes in Family Study
This study strengthens the suspicion that, next to germline BAP1 alterations, other genetic factors might predispose families to the development of MM,” the authors wrote. Mutations in only one gene called BAP1 have been shown to increase risk of mesothelioma. However, experts suspect other genes may play a role in the disease. This new study supports the idea that other genes can predispose a person — or even an entire family — to mesothelioma. Hints of Genetic Influence on Mesothelioma Risk Asbestos exposure is the No. 1 cause of mesothelioma. However, some families seem to have more cases of mesothe...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 6, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Thirteen Jobs That Can Up Your Risk for Cancer
Heating metals to very high temperatures can be incredibly dangerous for the 111 million people around the world who weld. The culprits are welding fumes, as well as exposure to radiation and asbestos, according to scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer. These toxins can potentially cause lung cancer, kidney cancer, and melanoma of the eye, as well as other health problems.08/01/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 1, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Yale Study: Complementary Medicine Can Shorten Cancer Survival
Cancer patients — including those with mesothelioma — who receive complementary therapy are likely to die sooner than those who use only conventional treatment, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Patients receiving complementary medicine also were more inclined to forego at least one component of their conventional treatment regimen. The study was done by a team from the Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center at Yale School of Medicine. JAMA Oncology published the study July 19. “The study was about patients who were using unproven therapies for treatment...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

U.S. insurers grilled on exposure to $4.7 billion J & J talc verdict
Wall Street is trying to figure out whether the U.S. insurance industry will bear any costs from a record $4.69 billion judgment against Johnson& Johnson awarded to customers and their families who claimed that asbestos-contaminated talc caused ovarian cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Radiation Therapy Can Increase Mesothelioma Survival Time
Too many patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma are going without adjuvant radiotherapy that could extend their lives significantly, according to Dr. Bin Teh at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. Teh is the senior author of a recent study — the largest of its kind — that examined the role and extent of radiation therapy in the overall treatment of mesothelioma. He and his colleagues found only 3.1 percent of patients diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma underwent radiotherapy treatment in combination with aggressive surgery. “Surgery plus radiation improves overall survival,” Teh, vice chair ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 30, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Fire Rips Through Forests Around Libby Asbestos Site
Specially trained firefighters, equipped with high-tech gear designed to prevent the inhalation of toxic asbestos fibers, continued battling forest fires into the weekend near Libby, Montana. The blaze remains at least a mile from the now-closed W.R. Grace vermiculite mine, but firefighters continued working with their full-faced respirators in the asbestos-laced forest. Libby is home to the longest-running, man-made environmental disaster in American history, stemming from more than 70 years (1919-1990) of mining vermiculite tainted by toxic asbestos. Hundreds of miners and nearby residents have died from asbestos-related...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 27, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

PI3K Inhibitors and Keto Diet Better Than Drug Alone
Many mesothelioma experts believe the route to better disease management — and possibly a cure — lies with drugs that target genes and cell pathways that promote cancer growth. New research published July 4 in the journal Nature supports a novel approach for making PI3K inhibitors, medications that inhibit cancer growth, more effective. Trials on these drugs have been mixed, and now cancer experts may know why. PI3K inhibitors seem to work poorly in the presence of high glucose (sugar) and insulin levels. The new study in cells and mice shows reducing glucose and insulin with a ketogenic diet, popularly known ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 27, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Asbestos inspectors in NYC arrested for not doing their jobs
(Natural News) Slacking on the job is bad enough, but it becomes criminal – and deadly – when your line of work involves deadly cancer-causing materials such as asbestos. That’s why 17 certified asbestos inspectors are now looking at up to seven years’ jail time, CBS New York reported. Rich Lamb of CBS New York... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Aims for Mesothelioma Cure
Medical oncologist Dr. Bernardo Goulart at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) believes his latest clinical trial might be the most curative approach to treatment of pleural mesothelioma. He also believes it could work. Goulart is the principal investigator at SCCA, which has embraced a novel clinical trial that combines the immunotherapy drug Tecentriq (atezolizumab) with a multimodal regimen of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. “The trial design is very intense, requiring multidisciplinary involvement,” Goulart told Asbestos.com. “I think it could provide insight into the next step of research th...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 25, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Case Report Touts Success with Opdivo
Not every mesothelioma patient benefits from the immunotherapy drug Opdivo, but for the ones that do, the response can be lifesaving. Opdivo, known generically as nivolumab, continues to produce dramatic results, inching it closer to FDA approval for mesothelioma cancer. A recently published individual case report describes “an exceptional and sustained response.” Treatment with Opdivo allowed one patient to go from a downward spiral, with only weeks to live, back into the workforce. “We were blown away by the patient’s response,” lead author Riley Jones, now in his fellowship at the Universit...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 23, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

New York Steam Pipe Blast Raises Asbestos Contamination Worry New York Steam Pipe Blast Raises Asbestos Contamination Worry
An early-morning steam pipe explosion on Thursday in New York, that sent a plume of vapor spewing into the air for hours, caused only minor injuries but may have left people and building facades contaminated with asbestos, officials said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Michigan Workers' Comp Exclusivity Bars Asbestos, Mercury Claims, Court Says
TROY, Mich. - Wastewater supervisors with general knowledge about mercury and asbestos hazards who withheld information regarding potential exposures to those toxins from employees do not meet the standard for finding actual knowledge and intent to injure necessary to escape the state's workers' compensation exclusivity provision, a Michigan appeals court held June 26 (Troy Williams, et al. v. East Lansing, et al., Nos. 335467, 335662, Mich. App., 2018 Mich. App. LEXIS 2733). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Asbestos Covers Parts of NYC After Steam Pipe Explosion
An underground steam pipe explosion and the resulting fountain of vapor filled with toxic asbestos fibers caused the evacuation of 28 buildings and the closing of several surrounding streets in New York City Thursday. Only five minor injuries were reported, but the force of the blast and the steady stream of smoke pouring from the resulting crater covered nearby buildings and sent commuters running for shelter. The fear of asbestos contamination dominated the early cleanup efforts. Inhaling or ingesting microscopic asbestos fibers can eventually lead to serious health problems, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothe...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Link for Asbestos - Free Talcum Powder, Cancer Not Clear
Studies conducted in people have mixed results, with some indication of increased risk of ovarian cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Institutional, Source Type: news

Link for Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder, Cancer Not Clear
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Talcum powder, made from talc, which contains asbestos is considered carcinogenic to humans, while the carcinogenicity of talc without asbestos is unclear, according to the American Cancer Society. Talcum powder is widely... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trial Adds Gemcitabine to Pleural Mesothelioma HIOC Therapy
Results of a phase I clinical trial highlight how the addition of a drug to an existing treatment option appears safe and may improve outcomes in certain patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The primary goal of the trial was to determine the maximum tolerated dose of gemcitabine added to cisplatin when these drugs are delivered together as heated intraoperative chemotherapy (HIOC) during surgery. Researchers have studied cisplatin alone for HIOC. The addition of gemcitabine — a chemotherapy drug often used to treat pancreatic, ovarian and breast cancers — is new. The Journal of Thoracic Oncology...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 18, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Researchers Find Link Between Vitamin D and Asbestosis
This study was not designed to explain whether supplementing with vitamin D will protect against asbestosis. This new research also does not examine if taking vitamin D will slow down the progression of existing ILD. Still, there are a lot of good reasons to pay attention to the sunshine vitamin. Regardless of whether a person has been exposed to asbestos, no one should ignore very low vitamin D levels. People already diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer, may benefit from a quick check of vitamin D levels. According to the medical literature, up to 80 percent of people with cancer may be vitamin D deficient. People ca...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 16, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit ends with $4.7B award
Johnson& Johnson was ordered to pay $4.7 billion to 22 women and their families who say the company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company (NYS: JNJ) has faced charges that its talc-based products contain asbestos. The trial was brought forward by women who contend that J&J-branded baby powder contained the cancer-causing substance dating back at least to the 1970s. They also contend that J&J knew its talc was contaminated but failed to … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

Jury Orders J & J to Pay $550 Mln in Missouri Asbestos Cancer Case Jury Orders J & J to Pay $550 Mln in Missouri Asbestos Cancer Case
A Missouri jury on Thursday found Johnson& Johnson liable in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including J&J Baby Powder, contain asbestos and caused them ovarian cancer, and ordered the company to pay $550 million in compensatory damages.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

J & J vows to overturn $4.7 billion talc verdict but experts see hurdles
Johnson& Johnson has vowed to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict awarded to 22 women who claim asbestos-contaminated talc in the company's products gave them ovarian cancer by arguing the plaintiffs' science was flawed and the case should not have been heard in Missouri. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Jury Awards $4.7 Billion To Women In Talcum Powder Lawsuit
(CNN) — After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. It’s the largest verdict against the company that has sold Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder for decades. The jurors sat through weeks of testimony listening to experts who explained the complicated science, workers at Johnson & Jo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Johnson & Johnson Local TV Source Type: news

J & J Hit with $4.7B Verdict in Talc Asbestos Cancer Case
A Missouri jury Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women who claim asbestos in the company’s talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. It is the largest verdict to date the consumer goods giant has faced in an asbestos-talc case. The Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis handed down $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages in the verdict, averaging about $25 million apiece for the 22 plaintiffs. J&J currently faces roughly 9,000 cases that blame its talc products — including the company’s iconic Johnson’s Baby Powder &m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7B in damages to users of talc products
Johnson& Johnson was ordered Thursday to pay $4.7 billion to 22 women and their families who say the company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company (NYS: JNJ) has faced charges that its talc-based products contain asbestos. The trial was brought forward by women who contend that J&J-branded baby powder contained the cancer-causing substance dating back at least to the 1970s. They also contend that J&J knew its talc was contaminated but … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

J & J loses one of the largest product-defect cases in U.S. history
Johnson& Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.69 billion to women who argued in court that its talc products contained asbestos, causing them to develop ovarian cancer. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nearly $4.7 billion awarded in Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit
22 women and their families claimed asbestos in company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer; J&J will appeal (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay nearly $4.7B in ovarian cancer case
A jury in St. Louis, Mo., has awarded nearly $4.7 billion US in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer, in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Jury slams J & J with almost $4.7B tab in talcum powder suit
22 women and their families claimed asbestos in company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer; J&J will appeal (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury orders J & J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case
A Missouri jury on Thursday ordered Johnson& Johnson to pay a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

St. Louis jury awards $550 million in talcum powder case
A St. Louis jury Thursday awarded $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who said Johnson& Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) talcum powder cased their ovarian cancer. The St. Louis Circuit Court jury unanimously decided to next consider punitive damages against Johnson& Johnson for not warning about cancer risks from talcum powder and asbestos. Although other talc cases have been based on cancer claims, it ’s the first case claiming an asbestos connection. Six of the women have died; family members… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

St. Louis jury awards $550 million in talcum powder case
A St. Louis jury Thursday awarded $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who said Johnson& Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) talcum powder cased their ovarian cancer. The St. Louis Circuit Court jury unanimously decided to next consider punitive damages against Johnson& Johnson for not warning about cancer risks from talcum powder and asbestos. Although other talc cases have been based on cancer claims, it ’s the first case claiming an asbestos connection. Six of the women have died; family members… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

Jury orders J & J to pay $550 million in Missouri asbestos cancer case
A Missouri jury on Thursday found Johnson& Johnson liable in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including J&J Baby Powder, contain asbestos and caused them ovarian cancer, and ordered the company to pay $550 million in compensatory damages. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Russian Company Brands Asbestos with Trump ’ s Face
The world’s largest producer of chrysotile asbestos is now marketing its signature product with President Donald Trump’s image, according to a recent Facebook post from the Russian mining company Uralasbest. On June 25, the company, which operates a giant asbestos mine in the Ural Mountains in Western Russia, posted photos of its asbestos on palettes wrapped in plastic and stamped with a seal of Trump’s face in red ink. A message of support for Trump and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt accompanied the photos. In an English translation provided by the Environmental...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 11, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Surgery Plus HIPEC Only ‘ Potential for Cure ’ of Peritoneal Mesothelioma
This study contributes to a better understanding of how CRS and HIPEC work and who is likely to receive the best benefit from this combination treatment. For patients with the most aggressive peritoneal mesothelioma cancers, additional options — such as immunotherapy or ongoing, post-surgical delivery of chemotherapy into the peritoneal cavity — may be additional treatments to consider. The post Surgery Plus HIPEC Only ‘Potential for Cure’ of Peritoneal Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 10, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Study Details Significant Increase in Asbestos-Related Deaths
Deaths attributed to asbestos exposure — within the United States and worldwide — have been significantly underestimated, according to the latest study by the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH). Asbestos is killing more people than anyone thought. Based on the most extensive study to date, occupational asbestos-related diseases killed 39,275 people within the U.S. and 222,321 people throughout the world in 2016. Both figures were more than double the commonly used estimates that stem from various governmental and nongovernmental health agencies. “The asbestos burden is worse than peopl...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Health Tip: Asbestos Tips For Homeowners
-- Asbestos is a mineral fiber that is found in rock and salt. The fibers are strong and heat-resistant, so they have been used in construction materials for insulation and to prevent the spread of fire. But the fibers can be released into the air... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Asbestos Tips For Homeowners
Title: Health Tip: Asbestos Tips For HomeownersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news