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Company sued for alleged asbestos exposure

Some people in Louisville may be following the trial in which Johnson & Johnson is defending against a woman's claim that the talc in their baby powder caused her mesothelioma. On Sept. 4, her attorneys introduced an email from 2000 in which the now-deceased regulatory affairs manager with Luzenac America talked about how to increase confusion about whether or not talc was a carcinogen. The company mined talc and was later bought out by another company that is a co-defendant.

Exposure to asbestos and the development of mesothelioma

Kentucky residents who have worked in industries that use or have used asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. According to a number of studies, inhaling or swallowing asbestos fibers can potentially lead to a variety of cancers and other illnesses, such as an incurable breathing illness known as asbestosis.

Asbestos exposure is not safe: Review our Mesothelioma resource

Recent headlines have downplayed the risks of asbestos exposure and loosening rules could allow more asbestos building products into the country. Yet there is only one known cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive and difficult to treat cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, peritoneum and heart: asbestos exposure.

A Kentucky-specific mesothelioma SlideShare is a starting point to answers

A diagnosis of mesothelioma often comes with more questions than answers. Where do you get the best, specialized treatment? How do you figure out what caused it? Why do you need to seek individualized legal counsel?

Is any amount of asbestos exposure safe? Our white paper has answers

Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that attacks the lining of organs. Where and when did exposure occur? These are important questions that are often difficult to answer. It could have been occupational (in construction trades, manufacturing or power plants), secondary (laundering clothing covered in asbestos dust) or household (daily baby powder use) exposure.

CUSTODIANS, MAINTENANCE WORKERS AND ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Asbestos, which has been linked to conditions like mesothelioma and other forms of cancer, isn't nearly as prevalent in our lives as it was during much of the last century. However, it was once present in homes, schools, office buildings and myriad other structures. It was used in floor and ceiling tiles, roofing materials, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, insulation and construction materials. It was valued for its strength and fire-resistant qualities.

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