Does benzene exposure cause cancer?

Exposure to benzene can occur at work or simply by being a member of a community where benzene is found. Workers can be exposed to benzene in industries such as the rubber industry, oil refineries, chemical plants, shoe manufacturers, etc. Less common industries that...

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Why was asbestos used in the first place?

For all of the suffering asbestos has inflicted on the public, it's natural to wonder why it was ever used in the first place. A brief look at the history of the substance reveals not only its useful properties but also the negligence surrounding its use that has...

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What are the symptoms of mesothelioma?

With many types of cancer, including mesothelioma, early treatment can be a life-saver. The sooner the disease is identified and treatment begins, the better your odds of recovery.  Unfortunately, many of the signs and symptoms are subtle or do not become apparent...

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