Mesothelioma News

How Does Shortness of Breath Affect Someone with Mesothelioma?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Jul 16, 2021

Shortness of breath is one of the most common symptoms of mesothelioma that can occur in the early stages of the disease. As the disease progresses, shortness of breath may become more severe due to increased fluid buildup, tissue thickening and tumor…

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Can People Still Be Exposed to Asbestos from Steam Pipes?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Jun 28, 2021

Asbestos is a tough, durable mineral that is highly resistant to heat. These properties make it perfect for insulation, particularly insulating steam pipes, as these pipes hold steam that is kept at extreme temperatures. Asbestos-containing cement was…

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How Former Farmers and Agricultural Workers May be at Risk for Asbestos-Related Diseases

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos May 26, 2021

Most people do not think about farming and agricultural work when they think about exposure to asbestos. They often think about shipbuilding or factory work or other high-risk occupations. However, machinery and equipment that is currently being used…

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Avoiding Asbestos Exposure When Working in Old Buildings

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Apr 30, 2021

Many buildings constructed before the 1980s contained asbestos. This dangerous mineral was often used in insulation, roof tiles, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, paint and other materials. It is even possible to encounter asbestos-containing products/materials…

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How Mesothelioma is Different for Men Compared to Women

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Apr 07, 2021

While those who worked with or near asbestos-containing products have the highest risk of developing mesothelioma, workers’ friends and loved ones can suffer secondary exposure. That is often how women breathe in asbestos fibers and eventually develop…

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How Car Parts May Put Mechanics and Others at Risk for Asbestos Exposure

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Mar 09, 2021

If you work as an auto mechanic or another position in the automotive industry that requires you to be around older vehicles, you could be at risk for inhaling asbestos fibers. Many older automotive products, and even some newer ones, contain asbestos. If…

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What You Should Know About Alternative/Complimentary Mesothelioma Treatments

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Feb 15, 2021

Mesothelioma treatments can cause numerous side effects that make everyday life painful and difficult. That is why many patients are looking for ways to mitigate their symptoms to help improve their quality of life. For example, they may look to alternative…

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Asbestos Exposure Risks for Those in the US Armed Forces

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Jan 29, 2021

You have probably heard about how common asbestos was for much of the 20th century. It was quite common in the U.S. military. In fact, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces used asbestos-containing materials when building military vehicles, such as tanks,…

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What are the Risks of Asbestos in Drinking Water?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Dec 30, 2020

People are often surprised to learn asbestos has not been officially banned in the United States. While this is concerning, use of asbestos in the U.S. is nowhere near as widespread as it once was. However, it is still possible to encounter asbestos…

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Legal Options Available for Mesothelioma Victims During COVID-19

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Dec 23, 2020

Time is of the essence for those diagnosed with mesothelioma. Often, this condition is not diagnosed until the later stages, and victims may not have much more than a year or year and a half. Any delays can be a big deal for victims and families, and…

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