Educating You About Mesothelioma

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or if a family member is ill or has died of this disease, you are no doubt plagued with many important questions. Information is what you want and need as you face critical challenges and needs such as:

  • Preserving the greatest quality of life possible as the disease progresses and coping with all aspects of it, including financial concerns
  • Understanding why you or your loved one has become ill with this terrible sickness

Certainly, you should be as informed as you can be about mesothelioma, which may already have significantly impacted your family. Doctors, researchers and legal experts can address many of your concerns. However, they often find it difficult to take the time to explain things in terms that a lay person can understand. At Savinis & Kane, L.L.C., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we make it a priority to provide our clients with as much relevant information as they can absorb.

Medical Resources Available To Help Address Your Concerns

Below are medical articles that provide valuable information about mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. These resources may be available online or through your local library. You can also contact us to request emailed copies of medical Literature on asbestos. We are committed to directing our clients or potential clients in the right direction so they can be as informed as possible.

  • Report on Carcinogens , Twelfth Edition, 2011, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Toxicology Program.
  • Asbestos and Man-Made Vitreous Fibers as Risk Factors for Diffuse Malignant Mesothelioma: Results From a German Hospital-Based Case-Control Study, by Klauser, Karl-Heinz, Ph.D., Hermann Pohlabeln, Wolfgang and Hans-Joachim Woitowitz, MD, published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine 39:262-275 (2001).
  • Dust and the Lungs , by E.R.A. Merewether, M.D., Industrial Medicine Symposium No. 3, Medical Press and Circular Supplement, July 20, 1938.
  • Environmental Cancer, author unknown, Journal of the American Medical Association, Saturday, November 25, 1941.
  • Industrial Work Clothes: Their Provision and Laundering, by Roy S. Bonsib, M.A., E.M. Industrial Hygienist, Standard Oil Company, January 28, 1948.
  • Asbestos and Cancer of the Lung, editorial, Journal of the American Medical Association, Saturday, August 13, 1949.
  • Standard for Exposure to Asbestos Dust, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Federal Register, Vol. 27, No. 116, Wed., June 7, 1972.
  • Occupational Exposure to Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite and Actinolite, Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA), Federal Register, Vol. 51, No. 119, Fri., June 20, 1986.
  • Occupational Exposure to Asbestos, Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA), Federal Register, Vol. 59, No. 153, Wed., August 10, 1994.
  • Pleural Mesothelioma: Dose-Response Relation at Low Levels of Asbestos Exposure in a French Population-Based Case-Control Study , by Y. Iwatsubo, et al., American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 148, No. 2, 1998.
  • Letter from the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration , dated May 13, 1999.
  • Short, Thin Asbestos Fibers Contribute to the Development of Human Malignant Mesothelioma: Pathological Evidence, by Yasunosuke Suzuki, et al., International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Aug. 26, 2005.
  • Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma, But Not This Asbestos Exposure: An Amicus Brief to the Michigan Supreme Court, by Laura S. Welch, M.D., International Journal of Occupational Environmental Health, Vol. 13, 2007, pp. 318-327.
  • Asbestos Medicine Bibliography (1912-1997).
  • Guidance for Preventing Asbestos Disease Among Auto Mechanics, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), June, 1986 (EPA-560-OPTS-86-002).
  • Asbestos, Asbestosis, and Cancer: the Helsinki Criteria for Diagnosis and Attribution, by the Scandinavian Journal of Workplace Environmental Health, Volume 23, 1997, pp. 311-316.
  • Special Report: Policy: A Review of Human Carcinogens — Part C: Metals, Arsenic, Dusts, and Fibres, by Kurt Straif, et al., www.thelancet.com/oncology, May, 2009.
  • Report on the Effects of Asbestos Dust on the Lungs and Dust Suppression in the Asbestos Industry, by H.M. Merewether and C.W. Price, March 14, 1930.
  • Asbestos, Known to Be a Human Carcinogen, Report on Carcinogens, Twelfth Edition.
  • Development in Asbestos Cancer, Risk Assessment, by Michael A. Silverstein, M.D., M.P.H., et al., American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2009.
  • Surgeon General Says No Level of Asbestos Exposure is Safe, Statement from Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson about National Asbestos Week, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.
  • Elimination of Asbestos-Related Diseases, World Health Organization, 2006.
  • Cancer Mortality Among Workers Exposed to Amphibole-Free Chrysotile Asbestos, by Eiji Yano, et al., American Journal of Epidemiology, 2001.
  • Testimony of Dr. Samuel P. Hammar, pathologist at Harrison Memorial Anatomical & Pathology and Clinical Pathology hospital in Bremerton, November 23, 1999.
  • Affidavit of Dr. Gerrit W.H. Schepers, physician and scientist employed by the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C., April 21, 1989.
  • Testimony of Arnold Brody, Ph.D., director of the pulmonary laboratory at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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