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October 2018 Archives

New Orleans schools plagued by asbestos

Louisiana is known for many things, such as incredible food options and a rich fascinating culture. Some people know about the darker sides of Bayou State, many of which stem from the Mississippi River's pollution from chemical factories during the early part of the 20th century.

What is mesothelioma and how do we recognize it?

Mesothelioma, a specific and aggressive type of cancer, has caused woes for thousands of Americans. The danger passed with the peak of asbestos use in American building, but hazards remain. Identifying mesothelioma as early as possible maximizes your options and may safeguard your family's future.

Have you considered joining a mesothelioma clinical trial?

Since you received your diagnosis of mesothelioma, you may struggle with your mortality, the fact that there is no cure for the disease and your treatment options. Depending on your diagnosis, you may not be eligible for certain "mainstream" and popularly accepted treatments that could extend your life and give you more time with your loved ones and to live your life.

Ethylene oxide has posed dangers in Louisiana for 50 years

The Mississippi River Delta has seen more than its share of pollutants and contaminants during its centuries as a center of industry and major avenue of trade. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has studied the area for 40 years in an attempt to lessen the dangers to citizens of the region.

Talcum powder lawsuit is seen as product safety landmark

It's hard to imagine the dangers of a product with the benign name of "baby powder." However, it appears that courts are beating scientists to the claim that talc, a clay mineral renowned for its absorbent qualities, may not be as benign as its popular trade name suggests.

Asbestos remains a major public health threat

Asbestos has been the bane of the construction industry for decades. The dangers of the material have been evident since the 1970s, and the U.S. government banned its continued use in 1986. But problems remain, as some schools and other facilities still have asbestos in walls, ceilings and corners accessible by the public.