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March 2020 Archives

Cosmetics company is defendant in new talcum powder lawsuit

Talcum powder was considered a faithful friend to people, protecting them from moisture-related problems like itching and rashes. Although the absorbent material has been a staple in American bathrooms from nearly a century, recent discoveries of hazardous dust within many types of the commercially available powder have led to health problems for its users.

Falsified asbestos air tests lead to indictment for monitor

Asbestos used to be a household product as well as a household word. Now, it is more of a household term for a slow and silent danger. Physicians around the world seem to have agreed that asbestos is dangerous to people when the solid pieces become airborne fibers and enter the lungs.

Cancer screenings are coming to the Delta Region

Lung cancer is a serious public health threat in Louisiana, the state with the highest rate of the disease in the country. One of the related problems is mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs or other thoracic organs. This particular cancer has been associated with long-term exposure to asbestos in industrial or construction settings.

Shipyard workers faced asbestos exposure

Between 1930 and the middle of the 1970s, shipbuilders used asbestos materials for nearly every aspect of vessel building and repair. And why not? It was lightweight, cheap, flexible and strong. It resisted heat and fire, so it worked well for insulation. In fact, many flame-resistant gear, clothing and gloves contained asbestos. It seemed like a miracle.