EPA fails to recognize legacy asbestos as deadly hazard

20 Jun 2018 by under News

EPA logo 100x100 EPA fails to recognize legacy asbestos as deadly hazardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not prohibit new uses or review exposures from abandoned uses of asbestos, a fibrous mineral used in building materials and other industrial products that has been linked to a rare and deadly form of cancer called .

The EPA announced these intentions in the “Problem Formulation Document,” a report that excludes a risk review of ongoing exposure from legacy products in the environment. Read the rest of this entry »


Lab testing reveals asbestos fibers in elementary classroom

18 Jun 2018 by under News

Anthophyllite asbestos SEM 1 100x100 Lab testing reveals asbestos fibers in elementary classroomMaria Greco was relieved to hear that the School District of Philadelphia had hired painters to repair the chipping paint and plaster in her classroom at A.S. Jenks Elementary School. But when she arrived back in her classroom the day after the painters were there, she found a layer of white dust covering the desks and floor. Peeling paint remained in the closet where students hung their coats. There was a five-foot gouge cut into the tile on the classroom floor. Read the rest of this entry »


Veterans disproportionately affected by mesothelioma

15 Jun 2018 by under Organizations

Pearl Harbor Memorial Day 201Veteran Pearl Harbor 6 image by US Dept of Defense Ret Army Command Sgt Maj Sterling R Cale 90 371x210 100x100 Veterans disproportionately affected by mesotheliomaVeterans are disproportionately affected by the deadly cancer , with an estimated one-third of all patients being Navy veterans and shipbuilders, according to the Applied Research Foundation, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to ending and the suffering caused by the disease.

Because so many veterans are affected by mesothelioma, it is important that veterans are aware of the resources available to them. Read the rest of this entry »


Mistrial declared after mesothelioma victim dies

15 Jun 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Mistrial declared after mesothelioma victim diesA 94-year-old woman who sued over claims that use of the company’s talcum powders contributed to her mesothelioma diagnosis died, leading the California judge overseeing the case to declare a mistrial. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney told the jury that as a result of plaintiff Ilene Brick’s death, the law required him to declare a mistrial. Read the rest of this entry »


Lawsuit claims J&J talc was laced with asbestos

13 Jun 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Lawsuit claims J&J talc was laced with asbestosThe trial of 22 women who claim that ’s talcum powders are contaminated with asbestos and contributed to their cancer diagnoses began last week in St. Louis Circuit Court. The women claim that the consumer health care giant knew its talc-containing products, like Johnson’s Baby Powder and body powder, contained the carcinogen asbestos but failed to warn consumers. Read the rest of this entry »


J&J tries to skirt $117 million verdict in talc mesothelioma case

11 Jun 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 J&J tries to skirt $117 million verdict in talc mesothelioma caseAttorneys representing Johnson & Johnson urged a New Jersey state court to toss a $117 million verdict over claims that the company’s talcum powder contains and contributed to a man’s . The man’s lawyer fought to keep the award, accusing the consumer health care giant of reprehensible conduct. Read the rest of this entry »


U-Haul dealer cited by OSHA for exposing employees to asbestos

6 Jun 2018 by under News

home renovation flooring 100x100 U Haul dealer cited by OSHA for exposing employees to asbestosU-Haul Company of New York & Vermont, doing business as at Larkin District, was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing its employees to asbestos and silica hazards while performing renovation work at its Buffalo facility. Read the rest of this entry »


J&J faces another trial alleging its talc contains asbestos

31 May 2018 by under Legal

Talc truth 100x100 J&J faces another trial alleging its talc contains asbestosA 94-year-old woman is suing over claims that its talcum powder products were contaminated with asbestos and caused her to develop a rare but deadly form of cancer. The case is the latest in a string of claims accusing Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn consumers of mesothelioma risks with its talc-containing products. The consumer health care giant has repeatedly denied that its talc contains though the company has been hit in recent months with multi-million-dollar verdicts in similar cases. Read the rest of this entry »


Latest J&J talc mesothelioma trial ends in mistrial

30 May 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Latest J&J talc mesothelioma trial ends in mistrialA South Carolina jury deliberated for six hours, and sent numerous notes to the judge before returning without a verdict in the latest trial alleging ’s talcum powder was contaminated with and caused a 30-year-old attorney’s fatal mesothelioma. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos-tainted talc killed 30-year-old lawyer, jury told

25 May 2018 by under Legal

Talc truth 100x100 Asbestos tainted talc killed 30 year old lawyer, jury toldBertila Boyd-Bostic would be alive today if the baby powder she used on her body every day since she was born wasn’t contaminated with asbestos, the attorney representing her estate and her husband, Antoine Bostic, told a South Carolina jury. The in the baby powder Boyd-Bostic used caused her to develop an extremely rare form of cancer, which took her life at just 30 years of age, the lawyer argued.

Boyd-Bostic and her husband, who were both attorneys, sued 15 companies in May 2017, just months after she was diagnosed with pericardial mesothelioma. The lawsuit named companies like , makers of Johnson’s Baby Powder. She died in May 2017. Read the rest of this entry »