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Wide angle of a Navy ship on the ocean

Stretching from World War II until the late 1970’s, members of the U.S. military, particularly the naval branch, were among those most affected by asbestos exposure. Asbestos was widely used for insulation purposes on a number of navy ships including aircraft carriers, destroyers, and transport…

Check box for risk of mesothelioma, check yes

If you lived with someone who was exposed to asbestos, you may also be at risk for an asbestos-related disease, including mesothelioma. The families of workers exposed to asbestos may have an increased risk of experiencing adverse health effects through what is known as secondary exposure.…

cancer prevention

Many people believe that cancer is something that just happens and that they have little control over it. Evidence suggests otherwise. Paying attention to certain personal habits to promote health (as well as following safety guidelines to reduce the risk of exposure to carcinogens on the job)…

Worker with special white suit, gloves and mask removes asbestos on construction site after demolition. Asbestos in background. Removal fiber cement containing asbestos

Libby, Montana was the site of vermiculite mining for decades. Vermiculite is a mineral that has commonly been used in attic and wall insulation. Libby has been credited as being the source of more than 70 percent of vermiculite sold in the U.S. between 1919 and 1990. Asbestos was also present…

Mesothelioma diagnosis

If you are experiencing symptoms of Mesothelioma, it is important to see your doctor, especially if you have been exposed to asbestos. Mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnosis, so your doctor may perform several different exams or tests.

A medical history including your risk…

Mesothelioma diagnosis

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be wondering about your options, including your legal rights. An important point that victims must consider is how much time they have under the law to take legal…

home, asbestos roof

Asbestos still lurks in many places in the United States today, despite the fact that it was largely phased out and banned from the manufacturing of most products in 1989. Your home, if constructed between the years of 1930 and 1980, could be insulated by asbestos. Asbestos may even be found in…

image of an old prison, asbestos in prisions

Attorneys at Cooney Conway Report: As is the case with many older buildings, prisons may contain some amount of asbestos, often found in walls or flooring. In Kansas, multiple correctional facilities have initiated asbestos abatement, or removal, programs in the past several years.

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