University of Mesothelioma


Before banned in many nations, asbestos had already been widely used in building construction. This includes homes, factories, offices, public buildings and schools, more or less all types of buildings. The health hazards of asbestos is now recognized in many nations, so one might think that we are safe from asbestos exposure in most countries, including being safe from exposure in buildings containing asbestos. This is unfortunately not true. If…


Asbestos exposure doing home renovations


Home renovators exposed to asbestos in walls Just bought a an older house? Be sure to know that there is a high risk of asbestos exposure doing home renovations yourself. Yes, asbestos can often be a hidden killer in the old building materials. Asbestos is commonly present in older houses, and when demolishing, sanding, drilling, scraping or in any way disturbing those materials, asbestos fibers spread all over the room…


Why the Deadly Asbestos Industry Is Still Alive and Well


Despite irrefutable scientific evidence calling out the dangers of deadly asbestos, 2 million tons of the carcinogen are exported every year to the developing world, where it’s often handled with little to no regulation. For this episode of VICE Reports, correspondent Milène Larsson traveled to the world’s largest asbestos mine in the eponymous town of Asbest, Russia, to meet workers whose livelihoods revolve entirely around the dangerous mineral. Surprisingly, the risks…