Contractors, school district cited for disturbing asbestos materials at high school

1 Dec 2018 by under News

home renovation flooring 100x100 Contractors, school district cited for disturbing asbestos materials at high schoolSeveral contractors and the Manhattan Beach Unified School District in California were cited by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for “the illegal removal, handling and disposal of asbestos” at a local high school. Read the rest of this entry »


Advocate for asbestos victims call on G20 members to ban deadly asbestos

29 Nov 2018 by under News, Organizations

Linda Reinstein ADAO 100x100 Advocate for asbestos victims call on G20 members to ban deadly asbestos victims advocate and co-founder of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Linda Reinstein is calling on world leaders gathering in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the forum “to speak about the fact that seven of the nations – Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia and the U.S. – are still mining, exporting, importing, and/or using asbestos, a known deadly carcinogen.” Read the rest of this entry »


Contractor fined for illegal removal and disposal of cancer-causing asbestos

29 Nov 2018 by under News

home renovation flooring 100x100 Contractor fined for illegal removal and disposal of cancer causing asbestosA Wilmington, Massachusetts contractor and two of his companies were fined $125,000 to settle claims of illegal removal and disposal of asbestos and other construction debris during the demolition of a home in the community. Read the rest of this entry »


Florida man, distraught over father’s asbestos-related death, scales tower

27 Nov 2018 by under News

Asbestos hazard sign 100x100 Florida man, distraught over fathers asbestos related death, scales towerA Florida man appeared in court this week to explain the reason why he climbed a 200-foot tower, using a rope to shimmy higher in order to stretch out on a platform as his family looked on. He said he did it because he was distraught about the death of his father due to asbestos exposure. His father had allegedly been exposed to the carcinogenic mineral in the building materials he worked with. Read the rest of this entry »


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

21 Nov 2018 by under News

heather von st james head shot sept 08 150x150 November is Lung Cancer Awareness MonthNovember is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and one survivor of a rare form of the disease is encouraging other patients to be optimistic. Read the rest of this entry »


Princess Eugenia’s husband’s family ran asbestos mill linked to hundreds of worker deaths

19 Nov 2018 by under News

asbestos warning 100x100 Princess Eugenias husbands family ran asbestos mill linked to hundreds of worker deathsThe family of the newlywed husband of Princess Eugenie ran an asbestos factory in the Barking community of London that is linked to the fatal lung disease of hundreds of workers, some of whom continue to die to this day. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos found in damaged ceiling tiles in senior apartment complex

17 Nov 2018 by under News

renovations South Oak Cliff High School 100x100 Asbestos found in damaged ceiling tiles in senior apartment complexInspectors from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in California are investigating a senior apartment complex after receiving reports that ceiling material containing cancer-causing asbestos had been disturbed during water damage that had occurred days earlier. Samples were taken and a “contamination survey,” by a certified consultant was conducted, resulting in an order to secure and stabilize all affected areas for abatement. Read the rest of this entry »


Lax regulations allowed for recent spike in asbestos imports

15 Nov 2018 by under News

asbestos Trump Russia Facebook image OAO 100x100 Lax regulations allowed for recent spike in asbestos importsLax regulations for by the Trump-controlled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have contributed to a “surge” in asbestos imports into the U.S., according to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and the Environmental Working Group (EWG). According to data from the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce published by the two NGOs, more than 550 metric tons of asbestos have been imported into the U.S. so far this year, compared to just 340 tons in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »


Mechanic sues manufacturing companies for asbestos exposure

13 Nov 2018 by under Legal

mechanic engine machinery Max Pixel 100x100 Mechanic sues manufacturing companies for asbestos exposure

Last year, after Donald G. Ream was diagnosed with lung cancer, he sought to hold responsible the companies he believes caused his deadly disease. In October, he and his wife, Joanne Ream, filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois against , Buffalo Air Handling, , and several others for negligently exposing him to cancer-causing asbestos as he was working as a mechanic. The Reams claim the companies failed to adequately warn workers or give them instructions about how to safely work with or around asbestos-containing products. Read the rest of this entry »


Aircraft mechanic sues companies for asbestos exposure

11 Nov 2018 by under Legal

airplane propeller 100x100 Aircraft mechanic sues companies for asbestos exposureJames LaFrentz worked as an aircraft mechanic for 40 years, ever since he graduated from high school in 1963. When he was diagnosed with -related malignant , he filed a lawsuit against companies that manufactured, sold, distributed, or installed materials that contained . LaFrentz’s wife Ila is also named in the lawsuit, which was filed in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas. Read the rest of this entry »