7,000 Canadians Died From Mesothelioma 2000 – 2016

October 2, 2018

“Between 2000 and 2016 the number of Canadians dying from mesothelioma increased from 292 deaths in 2000 to 510 in 2016 – an increase of 70 per cent”.  Click here for the Right On Canada article.

 

An Unrelated Occupation Facing Higher Cancer Risk

September 17, 2018

U.S. flight attendants experience a higher risk of several forms of cancer, leading researchers to call for more study on how to minimize the occupational exposures and conditions they suspect are contributing to the disparity.  Click here to learn more.

Minorities and Lung Cancer Detection

August 27, 2018

In screening for lung cancer with Low Dose CT  scans (LDCT), a University of Illinois at Chicago study found that inner city minority based populations have a higher incidence of lung cancer than the majority white population studied in the National Lung Screening Trial.

The Lung Cancer Screening Trial findings contributed to the current guidelines used in determining if a patient should have a LDCT.

This University of Illinois study also asserts that the benefits of LDCT would be more effective in reducing lung cancer deaths, if the guidelines considered more than just smoking history and age when determining a person’s risk.

Click here to read the study

Insulators urge: ‘Unite for a Cure’ for mesothelioma

May 2, 2018

Battling the deadly scourge of mesothelioma and other occupational lung diseases, was the topic of a two-day symposium last month put on by the Heat and Frost Insulators International in Florida. While these diseases pose a grave risk to all constructions workers, the insulators and asbestos workers have the highest exposure rate and, unfortunately, the highest mortality rate.  Read Full Article

Naturally Occurring Asbestos Found Near Boulder City, NV

March 26, 2018

Home development in the El Dorado Valley along Interstate-11 southeast of Las Vegas may be impacted by naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) discovered when a new section of I-11 was to be constructed.  State laws to protect citizens from the dangers of NOA are not stringent enough to protect against low levels of exposure which can cause disease.  Click here to read and hear the television news story of February 15, 2018.