May 10, 2011 05:11 ET Launches Asbestos News and Health Site Will Maintain Critical Information for Mesothelioma Sufferers

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) -, the parent company of, continued its long history of asbestos reporting by launching a new website, The site will consolidate news and health information for those suffering from asbestosis or asbestos mesothelioma as a result of the damaging effects of asbestos exposure. will help victims and their family members understand the causes and symptoms of mesothelioma and provide resources for fighting asbestos-related disease. Readers can also review litigation and lawsuits, sign up for the weekly Asbestos News Roundup and follow RSS feeds on Twitter @AsbestosNewsNow. Plans for include a reader support forum and interviews with mesothelioma survivors to share their tragic and often inspiring stories.

In addition to workers who have been exposed directly to asbestos, secondary contamination can also lead to asbestos-related disease, particularly with friends and families of asbestos workers. The widespread use of asbestos in pre-1989 construction, as well as risk to exposure in building and home renovation or repair projects, continues to pose a potential health hazard. Since symptoms can take as long as 20 to 50 years to appear, it's important for people to have access to the most current and accurate information at a single site.

"Asbestos is a silent killer, and its impact is devastating to those affected by mesothelioma," said Stephen King, CEO. "By tracking and publishing asbestos-related information on our new site, Online Legal Media is doing its part to keep the public informed. Too often, asbestos victims become ill many years after their exposure. Then they have a difficult time connecting the dots as to when and where that exposure took place. They may also think there is no recourse given the amount of time that's elapsed, but there is, and our aim with this new site is to foster that awareness."

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