People are often well aware that asbestos is a dangerous material that can lead to fatal cancer and lung disease. The problem, though, is that they simply don't know all of the ways that asbestos has been used. It's good to know that it's dangerous, but where does that danger lie? What materials and products pose a risk? What should you avoid?
Mesothelioma is widely known as an aggressive, often deadly type of cancer. Part of the reason for this is that it can be hard to identify and diagnose. By the time it's found, it has already progressed to a late stage and treatment is difficult.
You are probably numb and maybe a little frightened. A diagnosis of mesothelioma is a terrifying thing, and the details your doctor gave you may have seemed overwhelming. While there are new and promising treatments available, there is no cure yet. In addition to the concerns you have about your health, you are likely worried about your family.
Chemical hazards come in many forms, such as asbestos, acids and certain vapors. Chemicals have the potential to enter the body and can cause harm ranging from breaking out into rashes to developing life-threatening illnesses.
Talcum powder has been in the news for years now. There have been hundreds of cases filed against Johnson & Johnson for their talcum powder products. Thousands of women have come forward complaining about talcum powder and how it has sickened them.
The death rates for cancer are dropping in the United States. The American Cancer Society released a new report earlier in the month of January that shows a slight drop in the cancer death rate for deaths per 100,000 people. The rate is adjusted for age. The rate has dropped by 1.7 percent from 2014 to 2015. According to the report, the decline matches a trend that began back in 1991 that totals 26 percent.