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

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Last year, after Donald G. Ream was diagnosed with , 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 AGCO Corp., Buffalo Air Handling, URS Corporation, 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 -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 »


Second jury hears fatal mesothelioma case against J&J

9 Nov 2018 by under Legal

talc bottles powder 100x100 Second jury hears fatal mesothelioma case against J&J“It’s the American dream interrupted,” says the attorney representing a man whose wife and law partner died from a rare form of cancer he claims was caused by exposure to asbestos in ’s talcum powder. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos fibers found floating in air at Orleans Parish school

9 Nov 2018 by under News

classroom school desks Max Pixel image 100x100 Asbestos fibers found floating in air at Orleans Parish school

Collegiate Academies had scheduled to open Rosenwald Collegiate Academy in Orleans Parish in Louisiana in August, but after air quality testing revealed airborne asbestos in the building, the building has been shuttered. Abatement of the cancer-causing mineral will cost the district $1.3 million. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos in NV desert poses risk during interstate construction

7 Nov 2018 by under News

Nevada asbestos research image by KNPR.org  100x100 Asbestos in NV desert poses risk during interstate constructionThe completion of the Interstate 11 bypass in Boulder City, Nevada, and plans for an interstate linking Phoenix and Las Vegas promises a housing and business boom in the desert. But it is raising safety concerns among residents. That’s because digging up long-dormant areas of the desert could disturb naturally occurring asbestos in the earth. If its microscopic fibers go airborne, those exposed are at risk for serious health consequences. Read the rest of this entry »


Documentary features those affected by mesothelioma

5 Nov 2018 by under News

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Cousins Conor Lewis and Zack Johnson had a difficult time understanding how their 90-year-old grandmother developed fatal mesothelioma. So, they set off across the country on their bicycles to find out why. Then Lewis turned the experience into a documentary. Read the rest of this entry »


Libby’s asbestos clinic fights subpoenas from companies denying asbestos toxicity

29 Oct 2018 by under News
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It’s hard for Dr. Brad Black to fathom why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is easing restrictions for asbestos-containing products when so many countries have banned the cancer-causing mineral because of its toxicity to humans. But it’s even more frustrating that companies blamed for knowingly exposing his patients to have hired doctors and radiologists to dispute his findings. Read the rest of this entry »