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Asbestosis & Mesothelioma

After OSHA Investigation and Fines for inappropriate handling of Asbestos, Davidson County Commissioners vote to take a Proactive Approach to Asbestos — by Funding an Asbestos Survey that will Include 38 County Facilities that are 35+ years old

On October 10, 2017, the Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a proposal from TrinityEnvironmental to conduct comprehensive asbestos surveys on 38 facilities around Davidson County. The survey, costing the county $42,000, will evaluate the facilities, locate, and describe the condition of any materials that could potentially contain asbestos. The company will then advise the county and provide training…

Science Continues the Attack on Mesothelioma with MicroRNA Therapy. Recent tests have Delivered Positive Results in Early Pleural Mesothelioma Treatment

Australian researchers working with the Asbestos Disease Research Institute published a case report announcing significant improvement for a pleural mesothelioma patient treated with microRNA therapy.  The results were reported in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. While this is limited to a specific patient these reports are helpful to ongoing research and may also give hope to finding…

Crayons Laced With Asbestos, a Known Carcinogen are Being Sold to Children in America

According to research commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) of Washington, D.C., asbestos fibers and dust were found in four brands of children’s crayons and in toy crime kits. Manufacturers are using contaminated ingredients from sources, including talc, know to contain asbestos minerals and thus fibers. The history of the crayon is not entirely clear. The word “crayon” dates…

Promising Powerful Skin Cancer Drug is showing results Stopping Progression of Certain Mesothelioma Tumor Growth

A groundbreaking immunotherapy drug that effectively treats skin cancer melanomas has also stopped tumor growth in 76 percent of patients diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma, a recent study shows. While promising, there are always exceptions and in numerous mesothelioma victims the treatment is not effective. Recently researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine reported at the American Association…

Doctors and scientists continue to find the keys to new cancer treatments that unlock the body’s own immune system.

The attorneys at Wallace and Graham in Salisbury, N.C. continue to follow the advances in Immunotherapy treatment for cancer. This is cutting edge research that continues to make great leaps forward in helping people battle against cancers, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis and to help their clients improve and hopefully extend their quality of life. In May 2015,…

Major Breakthrough For The Prescription Drug, Pembrolizumab, Which is Considered Safe For Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently released the results of a study showing that the cancer immunotherapy drug Pembrolizumab has shown the ability, in some cases, to shrinking or halting the spread of mesothelioma tumors. Pembrolizumab was safe, tolerable, and yielded robust antitumor responses in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to data from the phase Ib clinical trial. The test…

Asbestos and Auto Mechanics

An auto mechanic is exposed to a variety of hazards in the repair shop: Slip and fall accidents caused by spilled motor oil, cuts and bruises from mishandling tools.  But a lesser known danger for auto mechanics is asbestos. Many auto parts, including brakes, clutches and heat seals, contain or in the past contained asbestos.  When mechanics change brakes, clutches…