Louisiana lawsuit claims man’s mesothelioma diagnosis linked to workplace asbestos exposure

27 Jul 2016 by Beasley Allen under Legal

asbestos warning Louisiana lawsuit claims mans mesothelioma diagnosis linked to workplace asbestos exposureBeing exposed to a toxic substance while on the job is a familiar reality for many unsuspecting workers; however, it isn’t until someone is diagnosed with a deadly condition when it is revealed they’ve been working in an unsafe environment.

Gistarve Joseph Sr. has now filed suit against Huntington Ingalls Industries, American Motorists Insurance Co., American Employer’s Insurance Co., OneBeacon America Insurance Co., et al., upon learning he developed mesothelioma following years of asbestos exposure. The lawsuit was filed in ’s Orleans Parish District Court on June 8. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos in South Korea to be addressed by revised ‘Asbestos Safe Management Act’

18 Jul 2016 by Beasley Allen under News

South Korea flag 300x198 Asbestos in South Korea to be addressed by revised Asbestos Safe Management ActSouth Korea is making strides in preventing asbestos exposure by strengthening its management of buildings with during the abatement procedures. Taking effect mid-August, the revised Safe Management Act will ensure that all buildings with have at least one safety supervisor at dismantling sites, unless they are more than 2,000 square meters, in which case they will need more than one. Read the rest of this entry »


$500K asbestos, radon and lead abatement project scheduled for the Elbridge Central School District

15 Jul 2016 by Beasley Allen under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 $500K asbestos, radon and lead abatement project scheduled for the Elbridge Central School DistrictAccording to The Citizen, a $500,000 “emergency” clean-up project was announced by the Jordan-Elbridge Central School District’s Board of Education following the discovery its schools were tainted by the presence of , radon and lead.

The re-organizational meeting, which took place in the school district’s home state of New York, held a vote by the board unanimously deciding to sponsor the Emergency /Lead Abatement and Radon Mitigation Project. The abatement will take place at the district’s High School, Ramsdell Middle School, and Elbridge Elementary School. Read the rest of this entry »


Musician Warren Zevon’s son to host ADAO fundraiser dedicated to his father, mesothelioma awareness

6 Jul 2016 by Temp Temple under Events

Warren Zevon 1978 press photo 100x100 Musician Warren Zevons son to host ADAO fundraiser dedicated to his father, mesothelioma awarenessWarren Zevon, the award-winning singer-songwriter known for such hits including “Werewolves of London” and “Guns and Money,” was a legend in his own right, not only because of his rock-n-roll past, but because he took control of his health by quitting smoking and drinking after becoming a father. Zevon’s son, Jordan, has since grown to an award-winning musician himself, as well as a spokesman for the Disease Awareness Organization (). Why did he choose to become an advocate for ? His rock star father passed away from pleural mesothelioma in 2003. Read the rest of this entry »


ADAO pushes for asbestos ban following TSCA reform

29 Jun 2016 by Temp Temple under Legal, News

adao logo ADAO pushes for asbestos ban following TSCA reformOn June 22, President Obama made history by changing the future of chemical exposure by signing into effect the Frank. R Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the first time since 1976. However, according to the Disease Awareness Organization (), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must act quickly by making one of its first 10 chemicals under evaluation.

“The success of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act hinges on the EPA’s ability to prioritize in the first 10 hazardous chemicals and to expeditiously ban asbestos,” co-founder and president told Bloomberg BNA. Read the rest of this entry »


TSCA reforms signed into law under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

23 Jun 2016 by Temp Temple under Legal

Obama signs bill TSCA reforms signed into law under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century ActSince 1976, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been the root of countless health hazards, including more than 84,000 dangerous chemicals that have been allowed into commerce. However, after decades of hard work, President Barack Obama has signed into law extensive reforms to the TCSA that will allow the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to better protect Americans’ lives. Read the rest of this entry »


ADAO president and CEO Linda Reinstein debunks Donald Trump’s asbestos conspiracy theory

17 Jun 2016 by Beasley Allen under News

Donald Trump 100x100 ADAO president and CEO Linda Reinstein debunks Donald Trumps asbestos conspiracy theory There is no denying the link between and the multitude of reported illnesses it has caused, including the fatal cancer mesothelioma. However, presidential candidate Donald Trump was recently called out by the news organization Mother Jones for his odd conspiracy theory:

“I believe that the movement against was led by the mob, because it was often mob-related companies that would do the removal,” Trump claimed in his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback. “Great pressure was put on politicians, and as usual, the politicians relented. Millions of truckloads of this incredible fireproofing material were taken to special ‘dump sites’ and was replaced by materials that were supposedly safe but couldn’t hold a candle to in limiting the ravages of fire.” Read the rest of this entry »


Asbsetos could be prioritized in TSCA reform legislation, Sen. Boxer says

20 May 2016 by Temp Temple under Legal, News

Sen Barbara Boxer courtesy ADAO 100x100 Asbsetos could be prioritized in TSCA reform legislation, Sen. Boxer saysWith nearly 15,000 Americans dying from -related diseases annually, the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 has been responsible for damaging the lives of U.S. families for decades. However, thanks to the unyielding efforts of Sen. Barbara Boxer, the reformation of the TSCA is finally in sight. Read the rest of this entry »


High-risk asbestos removal completed in hundreds of Victorian government schools

13 May 2016 by Beasley Allen under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 High risk asbestos removal completed in hundreds of Victorian government schoolsProtecting innocent children from the dangers of asbestos exposure is a task all governments should prioritize. That’s why Australian Education minister James Merlino recently announced that all high-risk A1 and A2-grade has now been removed from 497 educational facilities in the Victorian district. A recent audit found that 140 out of the 170 pieces of tested cement sheeting tested positive for , resulting in panic for families worried for their children’s safety. Not only could be found in the school buildings, but also throughout the school grounds.  Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos-laden caravan found on Chobham road; highlights importance of proper asbestos disposal

29 Apr 2016 by Temp Temple under News

asbestos warning 100x100 Asbestos laden caravan found on Chobham road; highlights importance of proper asbestos disposal removal and disposal is a serious process in areas of the world that understand the dangers associated with . Countries like the U.S. and U.K. have very specific guidelines as to how one should go about the procedure, so when a caravan filled to the brim with building material was discovered alongside Gracious Pond Road in Chobham this week, local health officials were notified immediately.

According to GetSurrey, once the caravan was inspected by the Surrey Health Borough Council, the group released a statement saying it believed that the caravan may have been towed around the area Tuesday night. Due to Chobham’s recent insurgence of “flytipping,” also known as the illegal dumping of waste, the council has not been able to identify who was responsible for leaving the -laden caravan. Read the rest of this entry »