Steam Pipes May Still Contain Asbestos

For a long time, steam pipes have been used to provide heat across the United States. These pipes are meant to hold extreme temperatures, so fire-proof insulation is essential in their construction. Up until the 1970s, it was common to use asbestos in steam pipe...

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New Studies Show Turmeric May Help Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, but much like other forms of cancer, it is usually treated with surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation. Unfortunately, this condition is much more difficult to treat than other forms of cancer, which is why victims may look to...

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How to File a Mesothelioma Claim

There are a few things you should know about filing a mesothelioma claim, including the different types of claims and what you may need to file a claim. These are all things you should strongly consider discussing with one of the licensed Hampton Roads-based...

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Is Asbestos Used in Chlorine?

Asbestos, a well-known hazardous mineral, can cause mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Yet it is still widely used in the chlor-alkali industry to manufacture chlorine. PWHD explains more about how asbestos is used in chlorine chemistry and the risks to...

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Can Talcum Powder Cause Mesothelioma?

Talcum powder has long been a staple in many households, but in recent years it has been in the spotlight because of the risk of asbestos contamination and the risk of asbestos-related disease from the use of this product. PWHD discusses talcum powder, including new...

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The Importance of Counseling for Victims and Their Families

Getting diagnosed with any type of life-threatening cancer, mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease is devastating. It can be difficult to figure out what to do next. However, what people may not realize is that this type of news affects the entire family unit,...

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What is Asbestos Abatement?

Sometimes when asbestos material is discovered in a home or place of business, it might be necessary to remove it if it creates a risk of exposure. Abatement is the process of removing asbestos, but it is not something anyone should tackle on their own. PWHD discusses...

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