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January 2017 Archives

Researches Identify Genes Linked to Regulating Cancer

iStock-470913492-300x200.jpgScientists from the United Kingdom recently published a study outlining a potentially significant breakthrough in the fight against aggressive colon, lung, and breast cancers by identifying the genetic markers regulating cancer growth. In their report, the researchers demonstrated tumor growth may be decreased as much as 75% when scientists targeting one-specific gene and noted that 18 others either aid in tumor growth or can slow down the metastasization.

Do Companies Still Use Asbestos?

iabestosisotherasbestosdisease_27.jpgAsbestos is a white, flaky mineral used for its heat resistant properties in various industries including construction, pipe fitting, shipbuilding, and as an insulation. While its physical properties and low cost make it ideal for use in many industrial applications, the mineral is extremely toxic and has a causal link to developing mesothelioma.

Is Mesothelioma Preventable?

Illinois-Asbestos-Attorney-Mesothelioma.jpgAfter a mesothelioma diagnosis, mesothelioma patients and their family members often have many questions about the contractions and treatment of the cancer. One of the most common questions is whether or not mesothelioma is a preventable disease or if there was something in the family history that caused it to develop.

Safety Officer Sues School After Termination for Exposing Asbestos Risk

iabestosisotherasbestosdisease_27.jpgThe former Environmental Health and Safety Officer for Paterson, New Jersey schools recently hit her employer with a lawsuitclaiming the defendant fired her as a retaliatory act for exposing the district's illegal removal of asbestos from a school classroom. Since 2008, the plaintiff's role with the school district had been to ensure the health and safety of around 23,000 students and 5,400 staff members, but she was apparently not allowed to perform her job for the sake of cutting costs.

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