Some Random Mesothelioma facts

Some Random Mesothelioma facts Mesothelioma which is sometimes referred to as asbestos cancer , is an aggressive cancer caused primarily by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Mesothelioma takes anywhere from 20 to 50 years to develop, which is why it is more commonly diagnosed in older individuals. Mesothelioma causes for diagnosis in women and children […]

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Cement asbestos pipe

How Safe Are Cement Asbestos Pipe Asbestos is a material that was widely used in building constructions for many years. However the material was banned in many of the building sectors due to the health risk it presented. The inhalation of asbestos fibers was directly linked to causing respiratory diseases and lung cancer depending on […]

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Asbestos health hazards

Asbestos health hazards Exposure to asbestos increases your risk of developing lung disease. That risk is made worse by smoking. More the exposure more are the chances for developing harmful effects. Continuous exposure to friable asbestos results in repository related diseases. Major health hazards: Asbestosis — Asbestosis is a serious, progressive, long-term non-cancer disease of […]

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cape asbestos

What is Asbestos? How It Can Harm You It is a combination of natural silicate minerals and these have desirable physical properties. These are very important minerals due to their physical properties. The inhalation of these asbestos also cause a no of diseases in human beings. Therefore we should use these minerals with care so […]

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Types of Mesothelioma

Various Types of Mesothelioma Do you know about mesothelioma? This is a very dangerous disease and it is related to lungs. It is divided into two groups and these both groups are very important. The first group is benign mesothelioma and the second important group is malignant. The symptoms of these two groups are very […]

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Asbestos Ban

Scientists at the Collegium Ramazzini in Modena, Italy have repeated calls for a total ban on all asbestos across the globe. Writing in the International Journal of Environment and Health, the Collegium points out that just 52 nations have banned asbestos but a large number still use, import and export asbestos and asbestos-containing products. Health […]

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Asbestos inhalation

There are various special signs of asbestos inhalation. Some of the most common symptoms are discussed on below: Propinquity If you work in a competent that needed asbestos in production, you may be uncovered to it. This may be particularly right if you were close to win a portion of the construction were being constructed or flattened. Since […]

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Asbestos waste disposal sites

Asbestos waste disposal sites These are the dedicated locations for disposal of asbestos.Homeowners and asbestos contractors must dispose of waste asbestos materials properly. This is considered as solid waste.Solid waste regulations talks about  packaging of asbestos for disposal and disposal criteria for landfills. It is required for landfill opertaors to handle asbestos  waste in specific […]

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Serpentine asbestos

Serpentine asbestos Serpentine is green and sometimes white, and occurs only in metamorphic rocks. There are three main serpentine minerals: – antigorite – chrysotile -lizardite. All are generally green from a significant iron content replacing the magnesium; other metals may include Al, Mn, Ni and Zn, and silicon may be partly replaced by Fe and […]

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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma One of the most common form of cancer that develops in mesothelial cell lining of many organs and body cavities. This cancer typically attack the thin lining of lungs,abdomen,heart known as mesothelium. Sometime also affect the lining of testicals.In this condition the tissue cells in the lungs or in bronchial tubes divide rapidly and uncontrollably […]

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Chemical formula of asbestos

Chemical formula of asbestos: Many people have questioned regarding chemical formula for asbestos. Asbestos is composed of minerals, known since antiquity, with long, thin fibrous crystals. It is not an element. well it depends on the type: Chrysotile,(white in color) , CAS No. 12001-29-5, is obtained from serpentinite rocks which are common throughout the world. […]

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What is Cancer

What is Cancer Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by ‘out of control’ cell growth.The word cancer means “CRAB”,thus reflecting the true character of cancer since it sticks to the part stubbornly like a ‘CRAB’,therefore it is a mass of tissue formed as a result of ABNORMAL,EXCESSIVE,UNCOORDINATED,AUTONOMO US and PURPOSELESS proliferation of cells. When […]

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Uses of asbestos

Uses of asbestos: Asbestos has been mined and used commercially in North America since the late 1800’s. It had lot of uses and was used in wide range of products. It is good for heat and sound insulation’s. Its tensile strength was properly used in roofing and floring. Asbestos strengths: -Strong -flexible -fire resistant -thermal […]

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what is carcinogen

What is a carcinogen? So what is carcinogen and how it induces cancer. Cancer is caused by mutations in cells.These alterations can be inherited from parents and can happen due to exposure to many environmental things. These may include factors like lifestyle (diet, physical exercise ), cigerette smoking, exposure to various radiations, pollution. These elements […]

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asbestos Canada

The environmental Safety of Asbestos in Canada There has been recommendation in Canada to assess the safety of asbestos. The recommendation came as a response in opposition the proposed opening of Jeffery mine-an asbestos Canada town.   Asbestos Canada like all asbestos occurs naturally as a mineral in the earth’s surface. It contains strong fibers […]

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Mesothelium

Be Keen Of Your Health And Understand What Mesothelium is The cancer of Mesothelium is a very rare but insistent type of cancer that is said to be caused by being exposed to asbestos.  Nearly around 2500-3500 people yearly are diagnosed with this type of cancer. This article is dedicated to letting you understand everything […]

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Physical Properties of Asbestos

Physical Properties of Asbestos Asbestos is a host of physical properties that make it almost a superstar in the world of industrial chemistry. Asbestos fibers(Chrysotile) are extremely thin, the unit fiber having an average diameter of approximately 25 nanometers (nm) (0.025 :m).Asbestos fibers used in most industrial applications consist of aggregates of smaller units (fibrils).Diameters […]

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Asbestos Meaning

Asbestos Meaning The term asbestos is traceable to Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder’s manuscript Natural History, and his use of the term asbestinon, meaning “unquenchable”. Asbestos is a  mineral fiber that can pollute air or water and cause cancer or asbestosis when inhaled. EPA has banned or severely restricted its use in manufacturing and construction. […]

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ASBESTOS

ASBESTOS: Asbestos is a greeck word meaning “UNQUENCHABLE”.In general if coal is lot of dust and little fibrosis,asbestos is little dust and lot of fibrosis prolonged exposure for number of years to asbestos dust produces ‘three’ types of severe diseases-‘ASBESTOSIS OF LUNGS,PLEURAL DISEASES and TUMOURS’. Due to its fibre strength and heat resistant properties,asbestos has […]

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Pemetrexed mesothelioma

Pemetrexed mesothelioma Mesothelioma patients may benefit from pemetrexed-based treatment.Many researchers are testing pemetrexed-based drugs as a second-line treatment option for mesothelioma relapse. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of lung lining and lining of other abdominal cavities. It is caused due to exposure to asbestos fibers. There are about 2000-3000 reported cases in USA only for Mesothelioma. There are many unreported […]

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Asbestos waste disposal sites

Asbestos waste disposal sites These are the dedicated locations for disposal of asbestos.Homeowners and asbestos contractors must dispose of waste asbestos materials properly. This is considered as solid waste.Solid waste regulations talks about  packaging of asbestos for dis-posal and disposal criteria for landfills. It is required for landfill opertaors to handle asbestos  waste in specific […]

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Is asbestos a mineral

There are many people searching answers for this question. Is asbestos a mineral? The name asbestos came from ancient times from a Greek word meaning unquenchable in reference to its resistance to fire and heat. Asbestos is a natural mineral which was formed during intense volcanic activities millions of years ago. But it wasn’t until […]

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Asbestos Mine

Asbestos Mine Asbestos was first mined in Vermont in 1899 on Belvidere Mountain.  Chrysotile deposits of ultramafic rock were quarried in the Mt. Belvidere mines located in Eden and Lowell, Vermont. How asbestos is mined : Asbestos is mined by the open pit method in most countries where the top layers of the sediment are […]

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How to identify asbestos

How to identify asbestos Homes and buildings built after the mid 1980s are unlikely to contain asbestos-based construction materials. These materials were phased out in the 1980s, but it was used heavily in buildings/homes built from 1930 to 1980.   how to identify asbestos? Asbestos cannot easily be recognized. Unless a material is labeled as […]

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Linings of the lung

Linings of the lung : Lung Lining cancer is very different from a lung cancer. It happens in mesothelium- a thin membrane that covers many of the internal organs of the body. The mesothelium of the lungs is called the Pleura. Lung Lining cancer is also sometimes called as mesothelioma after the area in which it occurs. […]

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Non-friable asbestos

Non-friable asbestos: There are two types of asbestos- friable and non friable.Friable means which can be crushed into powder by hand pressure while non friable cannot be crushed by hand.Non-friable asbestos is hard to break into smaller pieces. Non friable asbestos is less dangerous than friable asbestos, however it should still be treated with caution […]

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Serpentine asbestos

Serpentine asbestos Serpentine is green and sometimes white, and occurs only in metamorphic rocks. There are three main serpentine minerals: – antigorite – chrysotile -lizardite. All are generally green from a significant iron content replacing the magnesium; other metals may include Al, Mn, Ni and Zn, and silicon may be partly replaced by Fe and […]

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How to identify asbestos

How to identify asbestos Homes and buildings built after the mid 1980s are unlikely to contain asbestos-based construction materials. These materials were phased out in the 1980s, but it was used heavily in buildings/homes built from 1930 to 1980. how to identify asbestos? Asbestos cannot easily be recognized. Unless a material is labeled as containing asbestos, just […]

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Mesothelioma Facts

Mesothelioma Facts Mesothelioma is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure. Majority of mesothelioma patients get exposed to asbestos during work(roughly 80%) and few people get exposed to asbestos from family members via clothing, skin and hair. Most of the symptoms occur in last stages and patients gets diagnosed in later stages only. It is very […]

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Achieve Asbestos Control

How To Achieve Asbestos Control Asbestos was commonly used I buildings and homes during the 29th Century, however in the late 70s, it was discovered that people who were exposed to asbestos were susceptible to respiratory problems which included lung cancer and lung plaques. Any building which contained asbestos in its structure since then was demolished […]

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Friable asbestos

Friable asbestos Friable asbestos products are those that can easily release asbestos fibers. These Friable asbestos are really dangerous. Many a times, the tiny fibers from friable  Asbestos are released and inhaled by our lungs. This can happen when asbestos-containing ore or asbestos products are crushed or broken, and the asbestos becomes friable. Friable asbestos […]

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