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Lung Cancer Caused By Asbestos

Asbestos exposure can lead to a number of lung diseases including asbestosis, pleural fibrosis and lung cancer. Asbestosis results in widespread scarring of the lungs and can leave victims short of breath and more likely to develop lung cancer. Pleural fibrosis causes inflammation, hardening and thickening of the lining of the lung tissue but has […]

How Can Asbestos Enter My Body?

Asbestos enters our bodies by inhaling airborne particles, or ingesting those that land in food or drink. Some of the asbestos fibers are inhaled and rain out in saliva and are swallowed. Others are inhaled and either work their way through our lung tissue and lodge in the lining that surrounds the lungs. Other particles […]

Can You Survive A Mesothelioma Diagnosis?

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is often associated with exposure to toxic asbestos products or materials. Being diagnosed with this cancer is seriously bad news as the median survival period for patients is roughly a year. Does that mean that you can’t survive Mesothelioma? Not at all. Cancer is what is known as […]

What Are The Risks Of Asbestos Exposure?

Mining and commercial use of asbestos began in the 1800s, and grew significantly during World War II. Its popularity came to an abrupt halt in the 1970s however, when the United States Consumer Product and Safety Commission passed the first laws banning its use in certain products, because the asbestos fibers were being released into […]

The History of Asbestos: Lies, Half Truths, and Deceptions

New Jersey mesothelioma lawyers Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. recently released an updated version of “The History of Asbestos.” This asbestos education tool, written by leading asbestos mesothelioma attorney Chris Placitella, chronicles the strategy of silence adopted by the asbestos industry to keep the public ignorant of the health risks of asbestos exposure. “The History […]

Asbestos And The U.S. Navy

Due to its fire- and corrosion-proof qualities and insulating abilities, asbestos was used in Navy ships for decades. Between the 1920’s and 1970’s, the U.S. Navy used asbestos in pipe coverings, gaskets, deck coverings, brakes, clutches, and adhesives. Asbestos containing materials could be found in almost all Navy ships, including: • Aircraft carriers • Airships […]

Disadvantages of Asbestos Roof

In the years before b1984 most houses were used the asbestos as roofing materials because they were considered to be affordable and durable.  This material was resistant to adverse weather conditions and it could be manipulated to different shapes and forms. Asbestos roofs contained mineral fibers and cement and the materials differed in percentage of […]

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