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Asbestos Exposure Symptoms – the dangers of asbestos exposure by rita359 Posted Tue 09 Oct 2012 3:04pm Almost every day, we read or hear news about another victim of asbestos exposure and the illnesses and conditions related to it, so what are some asbestos exposure symptoms to look out for? Asbestos exposure symptoms – the related diseases One of the most common asbestos-related illnesses is pleurisy (pleuritis), and the symptoms usuall ... Read on »
Is There Asbestos in Your Home? by Green Kristine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 06 Dec 2008 7:49am There are hazards to consider when conducting green renovations or health home improvements for home and building owners. Among these is asbestos. While most asbestos products were banned in the late 1970’s by the Consumer Products Safety Commission and regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency thereafter, these materials still exist in near ... Read on »
Is There Asbestos in Your Home? by Green Kristine Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 06 Dec 2008 6:44am There are hazards to consider when conducting green renovations or health home improvements for home and building owners. Among these is asbestos. While most asbestos products were banned in the late 1970’s by the Consumer Products Safety Commission and regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency thereafter, these materials still exist in ne ... Read on »
Asbestos and Pulmonary Fibrosis by Jan Posted Tue 22 Dec 2009 12:00am Our lungs get a lot of work because they are always working to trap oxygen to give to blood as well as remove carbon dioxide from the bloodstream as waste. Thus, when something happens to our lungs, it can be hugely detrimental. A lack of oxygen can make daily life difficult, and prolonged loss of air can even cause brain damage. When diseases ... Read on »
Asbestos Diseases by Jan Posted Tue 16 Nov 2010 6:10am Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of diseases, both malignant and benign. Malignant diseases are those that involve neoplasms, or cancer growths, that can metastasize, or spread to other organs or body systems. Benign diseases are those that are not cancerous. "Benign" in this sense certainly does not mean harmless, as these conditions can ... Read on »
Asbestos and Pulmonary Fibrosis by Jan Posted Tue 16 Nov 2010 6:15am Our lungs get a lot of work because they are always working to trap oxygen to give to blood as well as remove carbon dioxide from the bloodstream as waste. Thus, when something happens to our lungs, it can be hugely detrimental. A lack of oxygen can make daily life difficult, and prolonged loss of air can even cause brain damage. When diseases su ... Read on »
Natural Asbestos Is a Hazard, Too by Anastasiya Goers Patient Expert Posted Fri 24 Jul 2009 11:28pm Today we are all reminded of how important it is to be close to nature. Our inner and outer balance is not possible without close connection with the world around us. But we must remember that even though nature is our friend in most cases it also has its secrets that we should be aware of. There are times when being outside, hiking and even ... Read on »
Facts about Asbestos Litigation by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 2:17am Anyone directly or indirectly affected with asbestos diseases should highly consider consulting an Asbestos Lawyer for proper and immediate legal help. Asbestos was a widely used material for construction, automotive parts, insulation, piping, clothing, and other domestic applications, being a cheap an ... Read on »
Cancers Associated With Exposure to Asbestos by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Jun 2010 11:12pm Asbestos is a naturally-occurring fibrous mineral, known to Greeks as miracle mineral due to its durability, flexibility, and resistance to heat and chemical damages. In the United States, the mineral is used in numerous industries and about 3,000 commercial products including: vinyl tiles, caulk, ... Read on »
A Worn-Out Welcome: Renewed Call for a Global Ban on Asbestos by Environmental Health Posted Wed 30 Jun 2010 9:00pm A Worn-Out Welcome: Renewed Call for a Global Ban on Asbestos Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »