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How Are People Exposed to Asbestos?

by Staff Blogger | January 2nd, 2018

Asbestos is a mineral that can be configured into a soft and flexible fiber that’s resistant to heat, electricity, and chemical corrosion. It was used in a variety of industrial projects, including the construction of buildings, until its toxic properties were linked to serious health problems including mesothelioma—a type of cancer that affects the pleura surrounding

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Herbicide Linked to Cancer Found in Popular Ice Cream

by Mike Hoffman | August 1st, 2017

Recently, the Organic Consumers Association announced that it had discovered trace amounts of glyphosate—an herbicide used in popular weed killer Roundup®—in 10 out of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream products. In 2015, the World Health Organization announced that glyphosate could cause certain types of cancers in people who are exposed to the

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Common Symptoms of Mesothelioma

by Staff Blogger | November 29th, 2016

When the dangers of asbestos were first proposed several years ago, industry tried to discount the claims. That’s how it goes sometimes with capitalism—companies put profits before people. Unfortunately for the tens of thousands of mesothelioma victims throughout the years, that greed has cost innocent people their lives. Mesothelioma is an incurable form of cancer

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Mesothelioma Victims Win Large Settlements

by Staff Blogger | July 19th, 2016

You’ve probably seen a number of lawyer ads on television in recent years about mesothelioma lawsuits. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by asbestos inhalation. There’s no cure, and medical professionals can do little to slow down the disease. Symptoms of mesothelioma can include: abdominal pain or feelings of fullness chest pain difficulty swallowing

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