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Second jury hears fatal mesothelioma case against J&J

9 Nov 2018 by under Legal

talc bottles powder 100x100 Second jury hears fatal mesothelioma case against J&J“It’s the American dream interrupted,” says the attorney representing a man whose wife and law partner died from a rare form of cancer he claims was caused by exposure to asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder. (more…)


Asbestos fibers found floating in air at Orleans Parish school

9 Nov 2018 by under News

classroom school desks Max Pixel image 100x100 Asbestos fibers found floating in air at Orleans Parish school

Collegiate Academies had scheduled to open Rosenwald Collegiate Academy in Orleans Parish in Louisiana in August, but after air quality testing revealed airborne asbestos in the building, the building has been shuttered. Abatement of the cancer-causing mineral will cost the district $1.3 million. (more…)


Asbestos in NV desert poses risk during interstate construction

7 Nov 2018 by under News

Nevada asbestos research image by KNPR.org  100x100 Asbestos in NV desert poses risk during interstate constructionThe completion of the Interstate 11 bypass in Boulder City, Nevada, and plans for an interstate linking Phoenix and Las Vegas promises a housing and business boom in the desert. But it is raising safety concerns among residents. That’s because digging up long-dormant areas of the desert could disturb naturally occurring asbestos in the earth. If its microscopic fibers go airborne, those exposed are at risk for serious health consequences. (more…)


Documentary features those affected by mesothelioma

5 Nov 2018 by under News

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Cousins Conor Lewis and Zack Johnson had a difficult time understanding how their 90-year-old grandmother developed fatal mesothelioma. So, they set off across the country on their bicycles to find out why. Then Lewis turned the experience into a documentary. (more…)


Libby’s asbestos clinic fights subpoenas from companies denying asbestos toxicity

29 Oct 2018 by under News
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It’s hard for Dr. Brad Black to fathom why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is easing restrictions for asbestos-containing products when so many countries have banned the cancer-causing mineral because of its toxicity to humans. But it’s even more frustrating that companies blamed for knowingly exposing his patients to have hired doctors and radiologists to dispute his findings. (more…)


Trade group supports asbestos use in Russian space industry

27 Oct 2018 by under News

asbestos Trump Russia Facebook image OAO 100x100 Trade group supports asbestos use in Russian space industryChrysotile Alliance, an International Trade Union, issued a media release that it is applauding the decision of Russian space industry specialists to use products containing the white chrysotile in materials used for in-orbit objects, such as the -cement laminate on the vehicle skin. (more…)


Activists raise asbestos concerns over demolition project

25 Oct 2018 by under News

Asbestos at demolition site East Village WFAA News image 100x100 Activists raise asbestos concerns over demolition projectActivists are fighting an Ithaca, New York developer over the demolition of an old public library, arguing that tearing down the building before removing the asbestos poses a public health risk for residents in the area. (more…)


Virginia Supreme Court says employers can be liable for secondary asbestos exposure

23 Oct 2018 by under Legal

clothing on clothes line washing laundry 100x100 Virginia Supreme Court says employers can be liable for secondary asbestos exposureWhen Wanda Quisenberry was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by exposure, she sued several companies she claimed exposed her to the cancer-causing mineral, including Inc., a company that employed her father. (more…)


Canada to ban import, sale, use of cancer-causing asbestos

20 Oct 2018 by under News

asbestos Trump Russia Facebook image OAO 100x100 Canada to ban import, sale, use of cancer causing asbestosJust months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency () under the Trump administration unveiled plans to ease its oversight on cancer-causing asbestos to allow new uses, Canada announced it will ban the mineral effective by the end of the year. (more…)


Several occupations at high risk for asbestos exposure

18 Oct 2018 by under News

640px shipyard 100x100 Several occupations at high risk for asbestos exposureExposure to can cause serious illnesses including the incurable lung disease asbestosis, lung cancer, and , a rare but deadly form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or chest. These diseases can take 10 to 50 years to develop. Once diagnosed, the prognosis is generally grim with many dying within 18 months. (more…)