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 complexDemolition 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 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. 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 . 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 »


Home renovations and asbestos – how to best protect yourself and those around you

31 Mar 2015 by Temp Temple under News

home renovation flooring 100x100 Home renovations and asbestos   how to best protect yourself and those around youHome renovations can be an exciting process for homeowners eager to create their dream house, but before you or your loved ones dive into a do-it-yourself (DIY) renovation project, consider what would happen if particles were spreading and no one knew? Read the rest of this entry »


School Districts consider asbestos abatement to protect students

17 Mar 2015 by Wesley Smithart under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 School Districts consider asbestos abatement to protect studentsAs schools prepare to close for the summer, several school boards are scheduling renovations over the break, including abatement. Though getting rid of can be costly and time-consuming, many schools are finding it necessary in order to ensure the health and safety of their students and employees. Read the rest of this entry »


READ Act seeks to revolutionize asbestos reporting

13 Mar 2015 by Temp Temple under News

Capitol 2004 by Ron Reznick digital images.net  100x100 READ Act seeks to revolutionize asbestos reportingDid you know even the slightest exposure to can have long-term consequences that may become life-threatening? Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) knows, and that’s why he has introduced a new bill that would allow the American public access to up-to-date records on where has been discovered. Read the rest of this entry »


Canadian workers call for national public building registry for asbestos

12 Mar 2015 by Wesley Smithart under Legal, News

canada flag Canadian workers call for national public building registry for asbestosA growing number of tradespeople in Canada are calling for a national public building registry to let workers know what hazards may exist in their government buildings such as asbestos exposure. Hugh Graham, a former House of Comments electronic technician, worked for 18 years on Parliament Hill and has recently been diagnosed with an -related disease. Read the rest of this entry »


Students exposed to asbestos win $1.8 million for medical monitoring

25 Feb 2015 by Temp Temple under Legal

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Students exposed to asbestos win $1.8 million for medical monitoringAfter exposing dozens of young victims to while on the job, nonprofit Firm Build’s three former executives must pay approximately $1.8 million in damages, according to U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner’s office. Read the rest of this entry »