Conclusion of a new study: a longer duration of asbestos exposure results in a greater reduction in lung function among heavy smokers with an asbestos exposure. The presence of isolated pleural plaques is also associated with a decrease in lung function. Click here to read the study abstract. The complete journal article may be accessed from our “For Healthcare Professional”… Read more →
Fifteen years after it started, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly asbestos cleanup program for Libby, Montana. Click here for the February 8, 2016 Associated Press story.