Posts tagged "Asbestos"

Understanding pleural effusion

Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral, is not always dangerous to humans. However, when it's breathed into the lungs or enters the stomach lining, it can embed itself, cause scarring and lead to cancer.

Asbestos: Once banned but now present in the United States

If you're worried about asbestos still being used in America, you're not alone. Many people were under the impression that asbestos was no longer legal. However, it is, and since that's the case, the best thing you can do for yourself is to find out where asbestos is used and how to avoid it.

Asbestosis: Another risk from asbestos

When people think about diseases that arise from asbestos exposure, the most common disease brought up is mesothelioma. However, this is not the only disease that can arise from asbestos exposure. Another dangerous disease that asbestos exposure can lead to is asbestosis.

Asbestos litigation: Who is to blame?

Asbestos is a mineral, and it is naturally found in nature. Of course, in the amounts you're exposed to in nature, the likelihood of falling ill would be extremely low. Unfortunately, in certain businesses, the use of asbestos was common, leading to many people developing life-altering health conditions.

No, asbestos isn't illegal in the United States

As someone who has been threatened with asbestos exposure and who now struggles with the risk of mesothelioma within your lifetime, one of the greatest questions you may have is why the United States still uses this dangerous mineral. The United States has not banned asbestos, even though it is highly regulated.

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