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Asbestos-Related Illness and Deaths Archives

Volunteer Firefighters, Workers' Compensation and Private Insurers

Under a new state law, volunteer firefighters exposed to carcinogens - such as asbestos - at the scene of the fire can collect benefits after they develop cancer.

Linking diagnosis to exposure: The first step toward justice

You may not be aware of it, but chances are you have been exposed to asbestos at some point in your life. In fact, low levels of asbestos are present just about everywhere - in the air, water and soil.

Can early detection of Mesothelioma save lives?

Doctors have been debating whether earlier detection of mesothelioma would save lives. Some say that early detection of any cancer is vital. Others say that there is no proof that detecting mesothelioma earlier would increase the chance of survival from this deadly form of cancer.

Supreme Court asbestos decision: What it means for you

In late May, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stated that plaintiffs with mesothelioma must be able to show a causal connection between the amount of asbestos to which they were exposed and their mesothelioma. Scientific testimony that claims slight exposure to asbestos can cause cancer is not proof, in and of itself, that a plaintiff's mesothelioma was caused by asbestos.

Materials that contain asbestos

It is no secret that asbestos is dangerous. However, many of us safely live around products with asbestos in them. It is when we decide to remove those products from our homes and other buildings that problems can arise. Construction workers are particularly susceptible to asbestos injury.

Are you at risk for an asbestos-related illness?

Everyone is exposed to asbestos at some point. There is no safe level of asbestos exposure; however, low-level exposure to asbestos rarely leads to serious illness. Most people who develop mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos illnesses are exposed to asbestos on a regular basis, usually while working on a job involving the material.

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