4 November, 2014

Asbestos, America’s Legal Killer: 10,000 Americans Die Each Year

By | November 4th, 2014|Mesothelioma|

10,000 Americans die each year from preventable diseases caused by asbestos. Let's talk that out. 10,000 Americans means 187 school buses. It also means our very own US Congress (which has 535 voting [...]

10 October, 2014

Asbestos, America’s Legal Killer: Why Is Asbestos used?

By | October 10th, 2014|Mesothelioma|

Asbestos is used because of its desirable physical properties. Sound absorption, strength, fire resistance and, of course, low cost. It comes down to being small yet strong. While asbestos fibers are microscopic in [...]

3 October, 2014

Asbestos, America’s Legal Killer: 31,000,000 metric tons of asbestos have been consumed in the United States since 1900.

By | October 3rd, 2014|Mesothelioma|

31,000,000 metric tons of asbestos have been consumed in the United States since 1900. That's equal to over 6,213,027 elephants. You know what else that's equal to: Way too much. Asbestos is consumed [...]

26 September, 2014

Asbestos, America’s Legal Killer: Asbestos Is a Known Carcinogen

By | September 26th, 2014|Mesothelioma|

Asbestos is a known and very serious carcinogen. What does that mean? The short definition is: car·cin·o·gen noun medical : a substance that can cause cancer The long definition is: carcinogen: any [...]

19 September, 2014

Asbestos, America’s Legal Killer: What Is Asbestos

By | September 19th, 2014|Mesothelioma|

Asbestos is a mineral used in many construction products. It is a known carcinogen that can cause serious diseases, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos refers to a group of six minerals, [...]