It should come as no surprise that the diagnosis of a disease like mesothelioma can feel isolating. Whether you’re a sufferer, a family member, or a caregiver, mesothelioma takes its toll on your life and livelihood. That’s why the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will be hosting its International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma in three major cities – Houston (May 20), San Francisco (Sept. 16) and Chicago (Oct. 7) – in hopes of making an event more easily accessible and affordable to those who most need help, support and educational resources. Read the rest of this entry »
Brady Sullivan-owned Mill West Properties in Lawrence, Mass., is now under investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after the company was believed to have been responsible for dumping toxic sandblasting grit that tested at 70 percent chrysotile asbestos.
According to New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR), a number of emails were exchanged last September between several New Hampshire officials, Massachusetts environmental officials and the EPA regarding what was referred to as the “black beauty” sandblast grit. The emails also stated that 10 truckloads of the asbestos-tainted grit had been deposited in the basement cement of the Mill West Properties building, as well as in several piles outside. Read the rest of this entry »
Thanks to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), more than $3 million in grants were awarded to the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) in order to help researchers with finding a cure for the rare and deadly cancer mesothelioma.
The DOD funded the awards as part of the “Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program,” which focuses on aiding those that have made recent strides in cancer research. Unlike many other institutions, the University of Hawaii has been one of the leading researchers in the study of mesothelioma, which has been known to inflict a disproportionate amount of veterans as opposed to other groups of people. Read the rest of this entry »
Cancer immunotherapy has gained momentum in the fight against cancer as tech billionaire Sean Parker announces plans to give $250 million to six cancer centers across the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »
According to documents obtained by CBS News, the Canadian government has officially banned the use of asbestos in new construction and renovation projects at buildings it operates. The policy took effect on April 1. Read the rest of this entry »
A clinical-stage immunotherapy vaccine to be used for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, as well as a wide range of hematologic cancers and solid tumors, has been dubbed “galinpepimut-S” by the United States Adopted Named Council of the American Medical Association. Read the rest of this entry »
National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), a rail union in London, has voiced concerns regarding asbestos after a major west London station had to be closed due to falling roof tiles. Read the rest of this entry »
Boulder City scientists seeking federal funding to research health impacts of naturally occurring asbestos28 Mar 2016 by Temp Temple under Research/Treatment
Many citizens of the Boulder City, Nev., community are becoming more concerned that they may be living among naturally occurring asbestos in the dirt – a common worry for those living in areas with high amounts of actinolite deposits. However, researchers are now in the process of seeking federal money in order to learn more about these naturally occurring asbestos minerals, what type of health risk they may pose, and how to better protect the citizens of Boulder City. Read the rest of this entry »
According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), five Texas companies have been cited for failure to notify construction workers of asbestos and other hazards during a renovation. As a result, the companies are now faced with a total of $185,150 in fines. Read the rest of this entry »
The link between firefighting and certain forms of cancer may not be something you’ve considered, but it is definitely relevant to those working to keep the U.S. safe. That’s why Rep. Richard L. Hanna, (R-NY) introduced a new federal bill to help better our nation’s understanding of the incidence of various cancers in firefighters by developing “a voluntary patient registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters.” Read the rest of this entry »