Are Mesothelioma Patients Getting Younger?

The typical mesothelioma patient is presumed to be elderly due to the lengthiest of latency periods of any form of cancer, specifically two to five decades. The average age of those living with this deadly form of cancer is in...
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4 Occupations at High Risk for Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos victims endure a lot of pain and suffering. Unfortunately, the signs and symptoms of their asbestos-related illnesses can show up when it’s already too late. However, some are more likely to work in hazardous environments where asbestos dwells, like...
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Hope Remains for a Ban on Asbestos in the United States

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has been fighting to ban asbestos in the United States since 2004. Recently, Congress delayed the vote on ADAO’s Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (ARBAN). We are approaching the New Year; if Congress...
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Montana Sues Former Insurance Provider Over Libby Damages

The state of Montana and their former insurance company have asked the state Supreme Court to decide who’s liable for almost $100 million in damages for Libby asbestos victims. The state won a lawsuit in 2018 when the judge ruled...
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Federal Court Orders the EPA to Require Reports on Asbestos Imports and Uses

District Court Judge Edward J. Chen’s decided the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must require companies to report import and use of asbestos under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) filed the petition to make...
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Rare Disease Day and Mesothelioma

February 28th is Rare Disease Day. This day is devoted to bringing awareness to rare diseases like mesothelioma. A ‘rare disease’ is defined as a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans. According to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) most Americans remain uninformed...
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Artificial Intelligence Used to Study Asbestos-Related Cancer

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in research performed by the University of Leicester to study mesothelioma – an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The University of Leicester is using AI to analyze the DNA sequence of mesothelioma. Their research using...
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