Federal health officials are calling for protective measures at job sites where workers may be exposed to erionite, a cancer-causing mineral similar to asbestos that is found in rock and soil in at least a dozen western states, including Arizona. Read more»
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Mesothelioma, an exceedingly rare and lethal form of cancer, was once thought to be caused only by inhaling asbestos fibers. But erionite—present at scores of sites in the western U.S., including Arizona—is a fibrous mineral that can be up to 800 times more carcinogenic than asbestos. Read more»
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