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Asbestos dangers: Are you at risk?

Depending on your lifestyle, current employment status and workplace location, you may be at risk for health-related hazards related to asbestos. The trouble is that most illnesses associated with asbestos exposure develop slowly and without immediate apparent symptoms. By the time a doctor diagnoses your illness, the disease may already have reached an advanced stage. If you're aware of hazards ahead of time and your employer fulfills his or her obligations to keep you safe, you may be able to lower your risk.

Did a torn carpet or sidewalk crack land you in the hospital?

If you think about it, clumsiness is a common characteristic in young people's lives, especially pre-teens and those going through puberty. If you recall your own Georgia childhood, you might remember feeling like you'd trip over your own two feet any time you tried to walk. Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones, who moved through your teenage years with agility and fluid motion.

Is Fido trying to tell you something?

If you're one of many dog lovers in Georgia, you may own one or more of these furry companions yourself or enjoy interacting with other people's pets. If you live in a dog-friendly neighborhood, you may regularly encounter the canine species as you go about your daily activities. It's all well and good unless another person's dog causes you or loved one injury. Beyond the initial physical pain of a dog bite, the aftermath of such incidents can be quite challenging in many ways.

Common Work Groups at Risk for Asbestos Exposure

Exposure to asbestos on the job site can lead to numerous health concerns and debilitating illness.  Unfortunately, due to lack of knowledge of the effects of asbestos exposure many workers have been exposed to this dangerous material which can lead to illnesses such as mesothelioma.  While there are many places that asbestos exposure can occur, some of the most common jobs associated with exposure to asbestos include:

Common Factors Among Mesothelioma Patients

Many people have never heard of mesothelioma until it touches their life. If a doctor recently diagnosed you or a loved one with the disease, you are probably learning a lot of information in a short amount of time. It can feel overwhelming researching possible causes of asbestos exposure and what you can do about the disease.

Take-Home Asbestos Exposure: The Hidden Killer's Other Weapon

In the decades after the dangers of asbestos exposure were discovered, you may have heard some refer to it as "the hidden killer." The chilling but true reference stems from the fact that for decades, individuals had no idea that the microscopic fibers they lived or worked around could someday wreak havoc on their body and even lead to death.

What Causes Mesothelioma?

If a doctor recently gave you or a loved one a diagnosis of mesothelioma, you most likely have many questions. Can this be treated? If so, what does treatment involve? What is the long-term prognosis for someone with the condition? And finally, what causes this disease?

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