The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) commends the efforts of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) for the introduction of S. 2072, the “Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Act of 2017,” legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to require the Environmental Protection Agency to identify and assess known uses […]
Anyone who has ever done any DIY-style home renovations and construction on a home built before the 80s may be at risk for mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a cancer usually associated with asbestos exposure. It is most often found in the lining of the lung or abdomen, and sometimes other organs as well.
It is a common misconception […]
Mesothelioma is best known as the cancer associated with exposure to asbestos. A lesser known fact about mesothelioma is that the period between the exposure/s to asbestos and the development of the cancer (known as the ‘latency period’) is incredibly long, ranging on average between 20 and 50 years. While the bulk of mesothelioma science […]
We share today the news that Diane Blackburn-Zambetti, our director of asbestos and prevention education, has left her position at the Meso Foundation.
Although she will no longer be a part of our staff, Diane’s work with the Meso Foundation is not ending. She will continue to work with us, through her own company, Blackburn Occupational […]
Prevention of mesothelioma can take several different shapes. Avoiding exposures to asbestos is one such method. However, while theoretically valid, in reality this method falls short in accomplishing this goal because asbestos is showing no signs of going away. It is present all around us, in homes, schools, government buildings, and in some areas it […]