LegalView Updates Mesothelioma Blog Readers with News of the South African Ban on Mesothelioma-Causing Asbestos

LegalView, on its mesothelioma blog, recently reported an asbestos ban on the use, manufacture and processing of the cancer-causing contaminant. Asbestos was mined for decades in South Africa and since the 1960s mesothelioma cancer and related illnesses have been associated with inhalation of the deadly fibers.

Denver, CO, April 05, 2008 --( recently reported on its mesothelioma blog the ban of asbestos in South Africa. The Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister there announced the ban with regards to the use, manufacture and processing of asbestos, which causes a deadly form of lung cancer known as mesothelioma. The South African ban marks the latest addition to a worldwide effort to ban the mineral. Currently, approximately 50 countries around the globe have prohibited the production of the contaminant. For years, asbestos was mined in the area and, according to news reports, accounted for 3 percent of the value of all of the area's minerals. To learn more about how to locate mesothelioma attorneys in your area, which may be able to provide consultation on the effects of asbestos exposure, visit

Asbestos, which is derived from vermiculite - the mineral mined throughout the world and the source of asbestos, was widely used in a variety of construction projects such as the main source of installation in millions of homes, apartments, schools, universities, and business and government buildings worldwide. Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos should not only speak with a medical professional immediately, but should consider finding a mesothelioma lawyer as well.

Often it isn't until years after initial exposure to asbestos that individuals begin to notice symptoms of the inhaled asbestos fibers; the end result is usually an incurable lung cancer. Victims of this cancer in need of a mesothelioma attorney should utilize LegalView's referral service to connect them with any of the many mesothelioma lawyers available through the mesothelioma information portal. Here, an individual can be referred to an experienced mesothelioma attorney who will have important information on the legal implications of exposure to asbestos.

In addition to mesothelioma, LegalView also provides information portals on topics such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), Singulair side effects and the Baxter Heparin recall. TBIs adversely affect millions of Americans each year and thousands of these cases go unreported even though the effects may be severe. TBI side effects range from memory loss to poor motor and social skills to paralysis. Individuals who have been injured in a traumatic brain injury should use the LegalView TBI information portal to locate an attorney as well as to learn about the latest TBI treatments.

On the Singulair practice area, readers will learn of the latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into the allergy symptom drug. The investigation stems from patient reports that there may be some Singulair side effects that are causing an increased risk of suicidal thoughts among patients.

Learn the latest updates on the FDA's investigation into the Baxter Heparin recall, which was spurred by a rash of allergic reactions among patients who had previously received the drug during surgical procedures. Most recently, the FDA discovered that a Chinese manufacturing plant was responsible for a tainted batch of Baxter Heparin. The drug is a blood thinner used to decrease the risk of deadly blood clots during surgical procedures such as heart surgery.

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Katie Kelley