January 2013

Japan’s Asbestos Disaster

by Laurie Kazan-Allen
Despite the knowledge that asbestos caused disabling and deadly diseases, the Japanese Government continued to allow the use of asbestos into the 21st century. The protracted process of banning asbestos in Japan was only brought to a successful conclusion on March 1, 2012 when the final exemption allowing asbestos use was terminated. Prior […]





Spirituality and Mesothelioma

By Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner
Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
As you may have noticed, we recently added two groups, one group to focus on spiritual distress led by Rabbi Barbara Zacky, and a Christian prayer group led by Rev. Eric.
Why would an organization like the Meso Foundation want to add these two groups? It’s simple, […]