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September 2019 Archives

Vaping causes lung health concerns in Louisiana

Lung illness has become unfortunately common in Louisiana. The state often leads the national average in the instances of lung cancer, mesothelioma and other ailments of the respiratory system. Many experts have blamed the various chemical industries along the Mississippi River and their related emissions for the poor air quality.

Asbestos lingers in some older buildings

Although asbestos is not commonly found in home improvement stores and construction depots anymore, it is still found in some homes and other buildings in Louisiana and other states. The material, often used in a solid form which can become airborne fibers, has been connected by medical experts to mesothelioma and other cancers.

Is there asbestos in your cosmetics?

You've probably seen news stories about lawsuits surrounding baby powder that women say gave them ovarian cancer. You may have even heard that cosmetics from a certain store often in malls contained some asbestos. However, you may not consider that the makeup and other products you use on a daily basis may also contain some of this human carcinogen.