Minnesota authorities keeping a close eye on asbestos cleanup at demolition site

24 Jul 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Minnesota authorities keeping a close eye on asbestos cleanup at demolition siteOfficials from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are keeping a close watch on demolition and cleanup efforts at a school destroyed by fire in June. The nearly 95-year-old building, Roosevelt Education Center, is believed to contain a large amount of friable . Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos ruling in Texas gives hope for future mesothelioma plaintiffs

22 Jul 2014 by Beasley Allen under Legal

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Asbestos ruling in Texas gives hope for future mesothelioma plaintiffsThe Texas Supreme Court just pushed back against plaintiffs by raising the burden of proof to show that the defendant’s products caused ; however, the plaintiffs avoided a situation that attorneys believed would have voided all asbestos lawsuits. Read the rest of this entry »


Naturally occurring asbestos in Burlington yet to be addressed by the EPA

21 Jul 2014 by Temp Temple under News

actinolite asbestos 100x100 Naturally occurring asbestos in Burlington yet to be addressed by the EPAIn late 2012, a local resident’s concern prompted U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) investigators to test rocks at a housing development in Burlington, Calif., and they uncovered troubling results – naturally occurring .

Prolonged exposure to , such as that found in the rocks, has been linked to the development of diseases including , a deadly form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen or, rarely, the heart. There is no known cure for . The investigators that discovered the in the rocks drafted a report recommending that signs be posted “alerting people to the dangers of asbestos exposure.” Read the rest of this entry »


Mesothelioma-related lawsuits recently filed in Louisiana due to workers’ exposure to asbestos

8 Jul 2014 by Temp Temple under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Mesothelioma related lawsuits recently filed in Louisiana due to workers exposure to asbestosSeparate lawsuits were filed in Louisiana recently due to the development of in two unsuspecting individuals – engineering clerk James Capdeboscq and Stanley Gaudet, a former union president who is now deceased. Read the rest of this entry »


The South West Mesothelioma Support Group to host event for those affected by mesothelioma

27 Jun 2014 by Temp Temple under Events

Saltram House Plympton UK courtesy Plymouth Herald 100x100 The South West Mesothelioma Support Group to host event for those affected by mesotheliomaOn July 4, a special event will be held at the Saltram House in Plympton, U.K., in memory of those affected by one of the deadliest forms of cancer, . Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos even plagues the royal family; nearly £4 million spent in palace renovations

23 Jun 2014 by Temp Temple under News

Kensington Palace wiki 100x100 Asbestos even plagues the royal family; nearly £4 million spent in palace renovationsAccording to Bustle.com, even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had to deal with the removal of . Reports show that the royal family just spent nearly £4 million on repairing their Kensington Palace apartment, including fixing the home’s roof, renovating residential rooms (including Prince George’s nursery), refurbishing electrical and plumbing work and, of course, removing the presence of from the homestead. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos-contaminated soil adds up to half-million-dollar headache for Louisiana parish

16 Jun 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News

jefferson parish logo 100x100 Asbestos contaminated soil adds up to half million dollar headache for Louisiana parishA plan to fill land at a construction project with excess soil from an Army Corps of Engineers project turned into a half-million dollar headache for Jefferson Parish, La., officials when it turned out the soil was contaminated with . Exposure to is linked to serious illnesses, including , a rare and deadly form of cancer. When job site officials identified in the soil, the construction project had to be stopped until the hazardous material could be contained, properly disposed of, and the site cleaned and deemed safe for workers and the public. Read the rest of this entry »


U.S. House approves bill requiring report on asbestos content in imported brake products

11 Jun 2014 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News

US House of Representatives 100x100 U.S. House approves bill requiring report on asbestos content in imported brake productsAt the end of May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015. This bill makes appropriations for science-related programs and will include funding to investigate imported brake products for the presence of . Read the rest of this entry »


FACT Act now before U.S. Senate – Please speak out to oppose this legislation!

23 May 2014 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News, Organizations

senatelogo 100x100 FACT Act now before U.S. Senate   Please speak out to oppose this legislation!In November 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that victims and their supporters say will provide protection for manufacturers, while preventing victims from obtaining justice while in fact violating their rights to privacy. Now that legislation is before the U.S. Senate. Please act now to speak out in opposition of the so-called Furthering Claim Transparency (FACT) Act. Read the rest of this entry »


Meso Foundation launches peer-to-peer support group for mesothelioma patients, caregivers

1 May 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News, Organizations

MARF logo square Meso Foundation launches peer to peer support group for mesothelioma patients, caregiversThe Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) has launched a new support group aimed at providing victims and their families and/or caregivers a way to easily connect with others who are also struggling with the -caused cancer. Called Meso-Connect, the program is available to people at all stages of the disease, and provides opportunities both for those who need help and those who feel they would like to help others. Read the rest of this entry »