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Editor’s Note: If you haven’t noticed, each Thursday we feature a new survivor story. We at Mesothelioma Blog applaud Janelle’s work and are happy to feature part of her story to help further awareness and dialogue. If you or someone you know has a mesothelioma story you’d like to share, please...
Thu August 4, 2011



People who worked in the military between the 1930′s and 1970′s have a higher chance of having experienced asbestos exposure during their service. Prior to the 70′s, little was known about asbestos and it wasn’t regulated like it is now. For this reason, it was used in a number of manufacturing product,...
Wed August 3, 2011



Asian countries collectively account for 64% of global asbestos use, a number that likely will result in an increase in deaths over the coming years. This is up nearly five-fold since the 1970′s. Asbestos occurs naturally in the earth as minerals, and because of its low cost and its ubiquity, is frequently mined and...
Tue August 2, 2011



Mesothelioma survivor Mike Dews continues to outlive his mesothelioma diagnosis by remaining active, including “hitting the links” as often as he can. What does swinging a golf club have to do with fighting pleural mesothelioma? It means a whole lot to Mike Dews, who has been surviving mesothelioma for over...
Thu July 28, 2011



Special Note: This post does not constitute legal advice, nor does it create any kind of client/attorney relationship. If you would like for your case to be reviewed by a licensed mesothelioma attorney, get a free legal evaluation. Since asbestos exposure was determined to cause cancer, a number of law firms, advertisements...
Wed July 27, 2011



Mesothelioma is caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral that is often used as an inexpensive way to produce a number of products – from toys to automobiles. The use of asbestos has been banned in many countries, after it was labeled by the World Health Organization as one of the most dangerous...
Tue July 26, 2011



Americans have a pretty complicated relationship with food. We associate meal times with family, friends, social relationships—even courtship. Picnics in the park, candlelit dinners, and birthday parties, and events based around food are the memories that make up our lives. On the flip side, we suffer from “food guilt.”...
Mon July 25, 2011



Faced with a devastating mesothelioma diagnosis in 2006, Larry Davis rededicated himself to exercise and continues to survive mesothelioma cancer today. Larry Davis was born in 1955 and spent his childhood living in Connecticut as the youngest of three children. Days of keeping up with his big brother and sister molded...
Thu July 21, 2011



Optimism. Pluckiness. Courage. Tenacity. Can-do attitude. These are attributes we associate with successful people. As parents, we encourage these traits in our children. As a nation, it’s practically ingrained in our national identity: We are a society that overcomes hardships and comes out stronger on the other...
Wed July 20, 2011



A harmful form of asbestos, chrysolite asbestos, will not be added to an international hazardous chemicals list until 2013 at the earliest One common form of asbestos, chrysolite asbestos, will not be placed on a hazardous chemicals list that would allow countries to ban it from being imported. Countries including Canada,...
Tue July 19, 2011