A New Approach to Determining Mesothelioma Risk

May 23, 2017

There may be a new dose-time-response relationship between occupational asbestos and pleural mesothelioma.  One recent, yet to be repeated, study suggests that asbestos workers with high doses of exposure during the first years and low doses thereafter were at higher risk of pleural mesothelioma than those who accumulated most of the doses later in their careers.  Click here to read the study.

1950’s Asbestos Video Produced in Cooperation With Johns Manville

May 2, 2017

This old video explains and extols the virtues of asbestos, with no mention of the dangers known since the 30’s…  Click here to view the film.

CDC Study Sees Increase in Mesothelioma Deaths

May 2, 2017

Mesothelioma deaths were predicted to decline after 2005, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found an almost 5% increase from 1999 – 2015.  Most of this increase was in people over the age of 85, but the fact that mesothelioma still occurs in those younger than 55 suggests that occupational and environmental exposure continues despite OSHA and EPA regulations.  This emphasizes the need to maintain asbestos exposure prevention efforts.  Click here to read the CDCs study.

Mesothelioma Afflicts Cloth Doll Makers

May 1, 2017

An April 29, 2016 article notes an Italian study that has linked cloth doll production to mesothelioma, a previously unknown risk for developing this cancer.  Click here to read the news article.  Click here to read the abstract from the Italian study.

Spring Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality

April 3, 2017

Spring means cleanup time. Whether you live in an apartment, townhouse or single-family home, an old home or a new one, there are many ways to protect and improve your indoor air quality. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tips for improving indoor air quality to protect your health.  Click here for the EPA’s recent bulletin and helpful links.