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2014-04-08 23:33:28

Though regulated in the United States, asbestos is not completely banned. MRHFM along with the NIEHS call for stricter asbestos regulations in the US to protect its citizens and workers. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 According to the February 2014 newsletter of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), miners, road construction workers and communities on import travel routes have a great risk of asbestos exposure due to the fact that asbestos is still...

2013-12-06 23:19:55

Researchers in Mexico say the central part of the country could face a significant risk of mesothelioma from the same mineral that has caused hundreds of deaths in Turkey. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 A new study published in Environmental Geochemistry and Health and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma has found large concentrations of the mesothelioma-causing mineral erionite in Central Mexico. The study is focused on the region around San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato. In the...

2012-02-03 12:09:17

What would you do if you found out that the roads you drive on could cause cancer? This is the reality that residents face in Dunn County, North Dakota. For roughly 30 years, gravel containing the potentially carcinogenic mineral erionite was spread on nearly 500 kilometers of roads, playgrounds, parking lots, and even flower beds throughout Dunn County. Concerns about erionite were first unveiled in Central Anatolia, Turkey, where an epidemic of mesothelioma – a normally rare cancer...

2011-11-11 08:00:00

Surviving Mesothelioma reports that in response to new findings that mesothelioma has a genetic link, global mesothelioma experts are preparing to convene in Hawaii on Friday, December 2, 2011 to discuss how that link could be used to treat or prevent the disease. (PRWEB) November 11, 2011 Surviving Mesothelioma reports that in response to new findings that mesothelioma has a genetic link, global mesothelioma experts are preparing to convene in Hawaii on Friday, December 2, 2011 to discuss...

2011-10-23 16:10:00

Some of the nationâs top health and environmental officials are meeting in Washington to discuss a little-known mineral that could put thousands of Americans at risk for mesothelioma Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 23, 2011 According to the website Surviving Mesothelioma, some of the nationâs top health and environmental officials have been meeting in Washington to discuss a little-known mineral that could put thousands of Americans at risk for mesothelioma....

2011-07-27 12:32:41

Erionite in North Dakota roads may increase risk of mesothelioma As school buses drive down the gravel roads in Dunn County, North Dakota, they stir up more than dirt. The clouds of dust left in their wake contain such high levels of the mineral erionite that those who breathe in the air every day are at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, a type of cancer of the membranes around the lungs, new research shows. Erionite is a natural mineral fiber that shares similar physical...

2010-12-09 17:18:43

Doctors propose preventive measures New data shows that people exposed to the mineral erionite found in the gravel of road materials in North Dakota may be at significantly increased risk of developing mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer most often associated with asbestos exposure, according to research presented at the 2010 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. This symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of...

2005-07-12 01:50:00

July 12, 2005 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Everyday exposure to naturally occurring asbestos increases the risk of developing malignant mesothelioma, according to a study by UC Davis researchers. The study - the largest to examine the question - will be published this fall in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Exposure to asbestos in the workplace, particularly in shipyards, has long been recognized as a risk factor for mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer affecting...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.