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March 2019 Archives

Why are people worried about talcum powder?

Talcum powder has been a trusted part of the cleanliness routine in American bathrooms for decades. But recent lawsuits, including several concluded ones, are casting doubt on the safety of this mainstay in millions of households. While the legal battle rages, most people are simply curious about whether to keep using talcum powder.

Remediation is a better solution for asbestos than abatement

Asbestos has been part of human history for thousands of years. The crystalline fiber's natural resistance to heat led to its name, which is an ancient Greek word meaning "inextinguishable." This led some early societies to make cooking tools with solid pieces of asbestos.

How doctors determine treatment options for mesothelioma

After wondering for years, probably decades, if your exposure to asbestos would result in mesothelioma, your doctor gave you the unfortunate news that you do now suffer from this condition. More than likely, one of the first things you heard about your condition is that no cure for it exists. This might make you wonder whether treatment is even an option for you.

Most cases of mesothelioma are connected to asbestos exposure

Mesothelioma gets its long name from the specific part of the body it affects. It is a cancer that occurs in the thin lining that covers most vital organs, which are all in the middle of the torso. The lining is called the mesothelium, an older word for the middle of the torso.

Lung cancer may get a new early warning system

Cancer is a serious public risk in Louisiana. Many observers have linked the high incidence of chemical factories and other dangerous industrial workplaces with the high incidence of many types of cancer, in the state. Lung cancer is perhaps the most pernicious medical challenge to Louisianans of all ages.