Compensation For Mesothelioma

Asbestos Hazards Leading To Mesothelioma

Ever heard of the term “popcorn ceiling”? Most people have, and for good reason. This is a popular kind of textured ceiling on older homes from the mid 1960’s. Over time, people started to realize that these popcorn ceilings were made from white asbestos, the main cause for the cancer known as mesothelioma. What began to happen was, people started to renovate and repaint their homes and the asbestos materialized ceilings were beginning to deteriorate, giving many people symptoms of mesothelioma, ultimately to realize they were in fact victim to this terrible form of cancer. Continue reading “Compensation For Mesothelioma”

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Asbestos and Mesothelioma

What is Asbestos?

Since most people know of Asbestos as used in insulation for many things, they begin to assume that it’s a man made product. Actually, it’s a naturally occuring metamorphic mineral found in many parts of the world. Canada has been the leading producer of asbestos for years now. It’s found in a fiber-like form, which is what makes it useful for insulation in pipes, walls and buildings. There are other uses for asbestos in addition to insulation, such as when asbestos and concrete are mixed together, a stronger form of concrete is formed, which saves on the amount of concrete needed to be used. Continue reading “Asbestos and Mesothelioma”

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mesothelioma and the right diet

Managing Mesothelioma with the Right Diet

Why is Nutrition Important In Regards To Mesothelioma?

Though one of the symptoms of Mesothelioma is lack of appetite, nutrition is extremely important. Fighting this disease and being successful in treatment depends on maintaining a healthy diet and weight. Proper nutrition and weight management can reduce the risk of infection, boost energy, improve mood, improve pace of recovery, and reduce the risk of treatment side effects. Continue reading “Managing Mesothelioma with the Right Diet”

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How Will the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2018 Impact Workers Facing Toxic Exposure?

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring mineral substance that is highly toxic. Asbestos was once mixed with other materials such as cement, cloth, and plastic during construction to make materials stronger. Officially, The U.S. government recognizes six types of Asbestos including Chrysotile (white asbestos), which is the most common and can be found in roofs, ceilings, walls, and floors; Amosite (brown asbestos), which was used for cement and pipe insulation and can be found in ceiling tiles and other thermal insulation products; and Crocidolite, which was also used as an insulator in steam engines and other plastic, cement, and spray on products. Continue reading “How Will the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2018 Impact Workers Facing Toxic Exposure?”

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Understanding and Coping with Mesothelioma

Understanding Mesothelioma

What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma at a quick glance is a rare, asbestos-related cancer that forms on the thin protective tissues that cover the lungs and abdomen. There are three forms of this type of cancer and they include Pleural Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, and Pericardial Mesothelioma. Notable occupations at risk include veterans, construction workers, shipyard workers, and chemical plant workers. Symptoms can include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, pain in chest and abdomen, and fatigue. Possible treatments for this disease include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and palliative care. According to a 2017 report, there are still roughly 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma in the United States each year. Nearly 75% of people diagnosed with this disease are men, at least 40% of which served in Continue reading “Understanding and Coping with Mesothelioma”

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