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What makes carcinogens, Carcinogens?

According to Medicinenet.com, the word carcinogen means a substance or agent that causes cancer. Some common carcinogens are asbestos, tobacco, radiation, etc. This article will discuss how carcinogens are determined. It’s interesting that the American Cancer Society states on its…

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Toxic Tort 1 Introduction

A toxic tort is a legal claim that results from exposure to a dangerous substance. This can include pesticides, chemicals or pharmaceutical drugs. Despite advancements in technology, manufacturing and medicine, these introduce thousands of new products into our lives some…

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Fixing your Asbestos Problem

The dangers of asbestos have been clear for many decades now. Everyone at some point breathes in traces of asbestos daily because it is naturally found in the environment. However, exposure to significant amounts of asbestos can have serious health…

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Asbestos Employment and Exposure

Asbestos Employment and Exposure A person can be exposed to asbestos directly or indirectly. It is usually because of exposure to asbestos that a person can develop mesothelioma. Generally, mesothelioma affects employees who work with or around asbestos materials and…

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Asbestos Secondary Exposure Legal Recourse

Asbestos Secondary Exposure Legal Recourse If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence you may be eligible for compensation. However, what if you never worked with asbestos but now have an asbestos related disease? Do you have legal…

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Asbestos Simplified

Asbestos Simplified Tracing back the history of asbestos, it can be noted that its usages date back to 1,500 years ago. The ancient Greeks were the first recorded people who used asbestos. The Greek word asbestos means inexhaustible. Asbestos is…

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Mesothelioma Statistics

This is a basic overview of general mesothelioma statistics. The statistics highlight the following aspects: Asbestos exposure Symptoms Cases Occurrence Treatment Mortality rate Death rate   Mesothelioma statistics: Asbestos exposure 2-10% of people with prolonged asbestos exposure will develop pleural…

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Asbestosis II

Asbestosis is one of the diseases that results from asbestos exposure. The first ever documented case of asbestosis was in 1924. Asbestosis is not a cancer but it can increase the chances of developing lung cancer or mesothelioma. Between 1968…

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