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Mesothelioma Risk in U.K.
Sunday, April 5th, 2009 by aminhepa
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British people whove worked in high-risk jobs like carpentry and plumbing, especially before age 30, are at greatest risk of developing the deadly lung cancer, mesothelioma, according to a recent study in the British Journal of Cancer.Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos ... Read More
Asbestos on Father's Clothing is a Take Home Hazard
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by aminhepa
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Environmental and epidemiology experts have confirmed a risk related to take home hazards. These hazards are related to poisonous materials that contaminate the clothing, food or vehicle of the worker. The worker then inadvertently brings these poisons home to the famil... Read More
Long-Term Mesothelioma Patient and Caregiver Couple Honored as 'Volunteer of the Year'
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by aminhepa
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 30 PRNewswire-USNewswire -- One of the longest-term survivors of the vicious asbestos-related cancer,mesothelioma, and his wife were honored today by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation with the Foundation's annual Volunteer of the ... Read More
Diagnosis of mesothelioma
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by aminhepa
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Medical history review and examThe first step that your health professional will take in evaluating you for anasbestosrelated disease is to obtain a full medical history to determine the level and severity of risk factors and presenting symptoms. This interview will loo... Read More
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by aminhepa
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Mesotheliomais difficult to diagnose because the early signs and symptoms of the disease can be subtle at best. Symptoms are all too frequently ignored or dismissed by people who are inclined to attribute them to common every day ailments. Sometimes patients live with s... Read More
Risk Factors
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by aminhepa
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There are several risk factors that increase the likelihood that a person will develop mesothelioma. The primary risk factor isasbestos exposure. Exposure to this very harmful substance can significantly enhance the chances of contracting the disease. Other secondary fa... Read More
types of mesothelioma
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by aminhepa
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Pleural Mesothelioma affects the chest and lungsMalignant pleural mesothelioma often originates within the chest cavity and can, at times, involve the lung. This particular form of mesothelioma can metastasize to numerous organs in the body even the brain - and tends to... Read More
HOUSEHOLD EXPOSURE
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by aminhepa
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An individual does not have to work within an industrial environment to receive a high concentration of occupational exposure. The risk of asbestos-related diseases reaches beyond the workplace and into the homes of individual workers exposed to asbestos while on the jo... Read More
OCCUPATIONS AT RISK
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by aminhepa
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The following industrial occupations are those most often associated with high levels of asbestos exposure Aerospace and missile production workers Aircraft manufacturing production workers Aircraft mechanics Asbestos textile mill workers Automobile manufacturing produc... Read More
PRODUCTS CONTAINING ASBESTOS
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by aminhepa
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PRODUCTS CONTAINING ASBESTOSAsbestos has historically been used in industrial products and materials for its resistance to heat, electricity and chemical damage. Although asbestos products have not been widely used in construction since approximately 1975, the products ... Read More
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