Asbestos and Mesothelioma News Wrap Up: October 2014

The asbestos attorneys at the Simmons Hanly Conroy are dedicated to providing the latest asbestos and mesothelioma news to keep you up to date. Below is a short list of some of the most recent news stories covering asbestos exposure, mesothelioma research and other news from across the world.

  • Curcumin, the Asian spice, helps fight mesothelioma when combined with other natural anti-cancer proteins
    Combined with certain peptide molecules, curcumin has been found to inhibit the progression of mesothelioma. The study, published in the Oct. 14 edition of Clinical Cancer Research, found that the combination greatly increased the body’s level of a protein inhibitor that combats the progression of mesothelioma. The next step is to begin clinical trials.
  • Suburban asbestos deaths blamed on ‘factory of death’
    In Melbourne, Australia, the catastrophic effects of the Wunderlich factory are finally coming to light. More than a dozen deaths have occurred in the area that are directly linked to asbestos exposure at the factory, where children once played in piles of asbestos dust.
  • Twenty builders a week die from asbestos in the UK
    Construction occupations are often known for being high-risk asbestos occupations. A survey done by the United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Executive revealed that carpenters, painters and decorators still come into regular contact with asbestos – as much as 100 times per year. The survey also revealed several myths believed by those in the construction industry pertaining to asbestos exposure.

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