The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization dedicates the first week in April each year toward "increasing awareness of asbestos and preventing exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn and take action." This year's Global Asbestos Awareness Week includes personal stories from victims including from family members of actor Steve McQueen and musician Warren Zevon, who both died from mesothelioma.
Insurance companies and the asbestos industry are trying to push a bill through Congress that would take away rights of victims of asbestos disease.
Two Nevada geologists found evidence of 'a landscape filled with asbestos.' Based on that concern, they reached out to asbestos-related disease experts.
The asbestos industry in India has become a two billion dollar powerhouse, putting thousands of workers and citizens at risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers and diseases.
While the treatment of mesothelioma remains extremely challenging, and the prognosis remains difficult to predict, preoperative radiation provides hope of improving quality of life for years in patients suffering from the cancer that is considered a “signal tumor” for asbestos exposure.
It’s hard to believe that in 2013, a city in Russia is still mining asbestos at maximum capacity. Considering the amount of scientific knowledge that Russia has, this is a testament to the power of the asbestos industry.
As a result of the US Senate unanimously passing Senate Resolution 66, the first week of April will be known as National Asbestos Awareness Week.
The American Journal of Managed Care published the results of a study concluding that there will be an increased number of people treated for cancer in the next decade, and that the related medical expenses will increase dramatically, even doubling in some areas.
Researchers in Australia are reporting that children who lived in an asbestos mining town decades ago are suffering greatly increased rates of malignant mesothelioma and other cancers and health conditions in adulthood.
The Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology has issued a statement calling for a complete ban on the mining, export and use of asbestos.