mesothelioma cause

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – 7

Global Asbestos Awareness Week takes place annually from April 1 to April 7. Asbestos is a dangerous fiber, exposure to which causes many illnesses and is known to cause mesothelioma. In fact, the vast majority of mesotheliomas are caused by exposure to asbestos.
For the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, an organization whose mission it is to […]


Consider Prevention Before Beginning Your Next Home Project

Whether you received new tools over the holidays or have established a New Year’s resolution to finally start the home renovations you have been putting off, we want to first remind you about the dangers of asbestos and proper safety measures to consider before you begin working.
It is not uncommon for homes, especially those built […]


Renewal of Zadroga Act Presents Major Win for Mesothelioma Advocates

Today, Congress voted and passed its budget bill, which included a nearly indefinite renewal of the Zadroga Act, which provides heathcare for first responders and others impacted by events of 9/11, the results look promising. The Meso Foundation is hopeful that the bill will pass thus extending nearly indefinitely healthcare benefits to first responders who […]


Asbestos Laws and Regulations in Schools

In 1984, the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act (ASHAA) was established by Ronald Regan, making funding available to schools with a significant asbestos hazard and need for financial assistance. The ASHAA not only aimed to reduce the risk of asbestos exposure, but also made funding and assistance from local government agencies available where needed. Under […]


Asbestos Exposure in the Military

Through many decades of service and numerous tours of duty, our veterans in all branches of the armed forces have faced asbestos exposure and continue to face exposure today.
It is well known that Navy ships built prior to 1980 contain significant amounts of asbestos-containing materials that were used in areas such as boiler rooms, pump […]