Australian Whistleblower Abused, Harassed After Exposing Asbestos Danger

25 Aug 2015 by Kurt Niland under Legal, News, People

whistleblower 100x100 Australian Whistleblower Abused, Harassed After Exposing Asbestos DangerFrom Australia comes a story of the extreme harassment, abuse, and other malicious treatment that whistleblowers who try to expose wrongdoing often must face. Read the rest of this entry »


Judge Amos Saunders dies of adenocarcinoma allegedly linked to courthouse asbestos

19 Aug 2015 by Temp Temple under Legal, People

Judge Amos C Saunders 100x100 Judge Amos Saunders dies of adenocarcinoma allegedly linked to courthouse asbestosA man who once dedicated his life to meting out justice from the bench may have had his life cut short as a result of a hazardous material in his own courtroom. Adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure, took the life of retired New Jersey Judge Amos Saunders on Aug. 16 of this year. The litigation pinning the judge’s alleged exposure to the Passaic County courthouse will “absolutely” continue on and be amended to a wrongful death case, Saunders’ attorney, Rachel Placitella, told the New Jersey Law Journal. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos in schools: Who should be held accountable for asbestos abatement?

11 Aug 2015 by Temp Temple under News

School Buses 435x287 100x100 Asbestos in schools: Who should be held accountable for asbestos abatement?The Ocean View school district, located in , was in for an unpleasant surprise when construction workers discovered dangerous in 11 school buildings in 2014.

Between the 1940s and 1970s, was regularly used in building materials like floor tiles, as well as shingles and ceiling plaster for fire protection, and in insulation, up until the 1970s. While stable, undisturbed does not necessarily pose a health risk, if deteriorated or tampered with, such in a renovation, become airborne and can be inhaled or ingested. This type of exposure can lead to the development of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen or, in rare cases, the heart. There is no known cure for mesothelioma. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos-related deaths spike in Allegheny County, Penn.

21 Jul 2015 by Temp Temple under News, Research/Treatment

actinolite asbestos 100x100 Asbestos related deaths spike in Allegheny County, Penn.According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund, Allegheny County in Penn., faces more -related illnesses than any other county in the state. In order to help future victims, researchers are studying how location can impact your relationship with the deadly particles. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos-cleaning robot revolutionizes safe asbestos removal in Florida demolition project

15 Jul 2015 by Temp Temple under News

robot Asbestos cleaning robot revolutionizes safe asbestos removal in Florida demolition projectClearing out during the of an old building just got much safer and simpler with the creation of an -cleaning robot. According to the Pensacola News Journal, the -cleaning robot is being used as part of a project at the former Pensacola News Journal building in Florida. Read the rest of this entry »


Niagara County under fire for reportedly assigning welfare workers to remove asbestos from building

17 Jun 2015 by Wendi Lewis under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Niagara County under fire for reportedly assigning welfare workers to remove asbestos from buildingNiagara County, N.Y., officials are under fire this week for reportedly allowing welfare workers to remove debris from a government building without protective equipment. The welfare workers are required to work in order to receive their benefits. President of the county’s blue-collar union, William C. Rutland, who represents the workers, said the county was taking advantage of them. They simply reported and did as they were instructed without being advised of the potential danger, he alleges. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos inspection complete, demolition scheduled at Louisiana apartment complex

19 May 2015 by Wendi Lewis under News

Slidell Louisiana condemned apartments WVUE image 100x100 Asbestos inspection complete, demolition scheduled at Louisiana apartment complex of a condemned apartment complex in Slidell, La., received the green light to go ahead this week following the completion of an inspection to determine how much is present in the buildings. A licensed abatement company, Haltran Environmental Services, inspected the buildings and will work with contractor Holliday Construction LLC to safely demolish the structures. Read the rest of this entry »


Canada and chrysotile asbestos: Will the Rotterdam Convention bring anticipated change?

4 May 2015 by Temp Temple under Events, News

canada flag Canada and chrysotile asbestos:  Will the Rotterdam Convention bring anticipated change?According to a commentary held by the Canadian Medical Association Journal, experts believe the chrysotile form of should be banned from Canada, as well as added to the hazardous substances list of a United Nations treaty. Read the rest of this entry »


Study links Italian cement plants to higher cases of mesothelioma

27 Apr 2015 by Temp Temple under Research/Treatment

cement Stockage de ciments by Oussama zrafi Own work. Licensed under CC BY SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons 100x100 Study links Italian cement plants to higher cases of mesotheliomaA number of cement plants in Italy have been linked to clusters of mesothelioma victims across the country, according to the results of a new study. Those affected by the deadly disease range from former cement plant employees to even women living nearby the plants. Mesothelioma occurs when fibers, like those used in the Italian cement plants, have been inhaled or ingested. The fatal cancer can form along the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or, in rare cases, the heart. Unfortunately, there is still no known cure for mesothelioma. Read the rest of this entry »


Global Asbestos Awareness Week addresses asbestos exposure around the world

1 Apr 2015 by Temp Temple under Events, Organizations

Global Asbestos Awareness Week 100x100 Global Asbestos Awareness Week addresses asbestos exposure around the worldThe Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest independent victims’ organization in the U.S., has announced the beginning of Global Awareness Week 2015, lasting from April 1-7. Read the rest of this entry »