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Asbestos-related cancer costs Canadians billions

According to Canada’s Globe and Mail Newspaper, a first-ever estimate of the toll of asbestos-related cancers on society pegs the cost of new cases at $1.7-billion per year in Canada, and notes that is likely an under-estimate. The economic burden … Continue reading

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Closely Watched AstraZeneca Cancer Drug Fails in Mesothelioma

According to foxnews.com, a closely watched AstraZeneca drug, tremelimumab, did not extend lives of patients with the rare cancer mesothelioma when given on its own, but the drug maker said it still believed the medicine had a role to play … Continue reading

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Telecommunications Workers at Risk for Exposures to Asbestos Containing Products

A new article from npr.org states that telecommunications workers nationwide are at risk for exposures to asbestos containing products. The article, mainly focused on a recent victim to a rare case of mesothelioma, talks about how he worked with asbestos … Continue reading

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Health Canada has Updated Information Regarding Asbestos

JULY 2015, CTVNews.ca has reported that Health Canada has updated the information on its website regarding asbestos, now stating: “exposure to the substance in any form is dangerous.” According to the article, the website used to state that asbestos can … Continue reading

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