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Asbestos found inside kids crayons

8/10/2015 - The Environmental Working Group launched a campaign titled "Asbestos Nation" to increase awareness regarding the ongoing dangers of asbestos. You may have assumed that this known carcinogen had been banned years ago. You would be wrong. Asbestos is still legal and it's found in a wide range of products...

Lung-destroying asbestos still lurks everywhere in America, even in children's crayons

8/7/2015 - Recent tests by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund detected the carcinogenic chemical asbestos in children's crayons and fingerprint kits purchased from major national retailers. "Asbestos in toys poses an unacceptable risk to children, today as it did in 2000 and 2007, the last time...

Alternative mesothelioma treatment is possible

1/21/2013 - Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, a group of minerals used in building insulation and other commercial applications. Long-term exposure to, and inhalation of asbestos fibers leads to the buildup of scar tissue in the lungs. These fibers can cause mesothelioma as well as...

Inhaling tiny nanofibres just as deadly as asbestos inhalation

9/1/2012 - Most Americans are familiar with the dangers and health hazards associated with asbestos exposure, but a new study has found that inhaling tiny nanofibers generated by the nanotechnology industry can be just as harmful. In fact the new research, which was conducted on mice and whose results were...

Dangerous glass fibers in cigarettes worsen lung damage for smokers

5/4/2012 - Shocking new research reveals that a specific type of lung cancer many smokers develop comes from tiny tears in their lung tissue caused by microscopic glass fibers, also known as glass wool, found in many conventional cigarette filters. These rips in the epithelial (soft) tissue fuel the development...

Asbestos - Repeat call for universal ban is issued

11/20/2010 - The Collegium Ramazzini, an independent, internationally renowned academy comprising of 184 top-notched scientists in the fields of occupational and environmental health, has issued a repeat call for a universal ban on asbestos. The first universal ban was issued in 1999. The 2010 repeat call for a...

Mesothelioma, lung cancer and nutrition

10/24/2009 - Mesothelioma doesn't have to be fatal. This rare form of lung cancer has long been feared by workers exposed to asbestos in their work environments, and much of that fear is justified: This form of cancer can be deadly. But it doesn't always have to be. There are natural ways to greatly extend life,...

Health Canada Failed to Release Report Connecting Asbestos to Lung Cancer

6/12/2009 - For more than a year Health Canada held on to a report that concluded there is a "strong relationship" between lung cancer and chrysotile asbestos mined in Canada. The report was authored by a panel of international experts and was received by Health Canada in March 2008. Trevor Ogden, the panel...

Spotlighting Asbestos: The Death of a Compensation Campaigner

1/15/2008 - Bernie Banton, an Australian noted for his persistent effort in getting compensation for sufferers of asbestos related disease, died on the 27th of November of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by exposure to asbestos, which is a fibre found in insulation and building...

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