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Our blog is a timely voice for cancer patients, caregivers, and those seeking information about mesothelioma and asbestos-related topics. By providing relevant news, personal stories, and practical insights, we will further spread awareness and nurture hope with the goal of one day eliminating mesothelioma.

Asbestos May 3, 2019 MAAC Staff

New EPA Rule Further Limits Asbestos, Falls Short of a Ban

A total of 66 nations around the world have banned asbestos so far. The toxin is known to cause aggressive cancers like malignant mesothelioma,…

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Asbestos October 12, 2018 MAAC Staff

5 Things to Know About Secondary Asbestos Exposure

Exposure to asbestos fibers is the only known cause of mesothelioma cancer. Any amount of asbestos exposure is considered dangerous, even for those who…

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Asbestos September 11, 2018 MAAC Staff

Asbestos, Other Toxins, Still Taking Lives 17 Years After 9/11

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Americans were gripped by the scenes unfolding in New York on television, the radio, and right in…

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Asbestos November 29, 2017 MAAC Staff

Asbestos Products: Toys, Makeup, Talcum Powder & More Contaminated by the Toxin

We often hear about historic or legacy uses of asbestos, since the mineral was used so heavily in the past. Asbestos made its way…

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Asbestos October 25, 2017 MAAC Staff

The Chlorine Industry Still Relies on Asbestos Despite Safer Alternatives

Whether for insulation, tiles or fireproof clothing, asbestos was the top choice across many industries for decades. The natural mineral was inexpensive, durable and…

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Asbestos March 2, 2017 MAAC Staff

Asbestos in Schools: What You Should Know

When we send our kids off to school every day, the first thing on our minds probably isn’t the environmental dangers they may be…

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Asbestos January 13, 2017 MAAC Staff

Asbestos in Drinking Water: What It Means and Why It Matters

Residents of the small South Texas town of Devine recently received a disturbing letter informing them that asbestos levels in their drinking water were…

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Asbestos December 15, 2016 MAAC Staff

Canada Bans Asbestos – Will the U.S. Be Next?

This morning, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced that Canada will implement a full ban on asbestos by 2018. “We are taking action that is…

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