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Asbestos a major hurdle in preservation of historical Ohio homes

8 Dec 2015 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Asbestos a major hurdle in preservation of historical Ohio homesThe City of Fort Thomas, , and a development firm are closing in on an agreement to renovate a group of historical homes that once housed U.S. Army officers. Plans to refurbish the vacant homes have been hung up on cost issues, which include the removal of asbestos and lead paint – two materials once commonly used in construction that are known as serious health hazards today. (more…)


Texas renovators fined for exposing workers to asbestos

4 Dec 2015 by under Legal, News

Asbestos danger sign 300x222 Texas renovators fined for exposing workers to asbestosThree , Texas-based commercial real estate renovators face paying a total of $112,000 in fines for exposing their workers to asbestos at a residential construction worksite in , federal safety regulators said. (more…)


Nevada officials ordered asbestos researchers to cease studies

23 Nov 2015 by under News, Research/Treatment

Nevada asbestos research image by KNPR.org  100x100 Nevada officials ordered asbestos researchers to cease studiesDid officials threaten a group of medical researchers who investigated sources of naturally occurring fibers within the state and linked those findings to unusually high cancer rates? (more…)


Family of Alabama woman who died from secondhand asbestos exposure awarded $3.5 million

9 Oct 2015 by under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Family of Alabama woman who died from secondhand asbestos exposure awarded $3.5 millionAn federal judge has awarded the family of a Florence, Ala., woman who died in 2013 from malignant pleural mesothelioma she contracted from secondhand exposure to $3.5 million. (more…)


California trucking company to pay $150,000 for improper asbestos removal, disposal

25 Sep 2015 by under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 California trucking company to pay $150,000 for improper asbestos removal, disposalA trucking company has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle an environmental lawsuit alleging it improperly removed, transported, and attempted to dump insulation, potentially exposing workers and the public to lethal asbestos fibers. (more…)


English town opposes plan to turn asbestos factory into campsite

18 Sep 2015 by under News

Acre Mill photo courtesy Halifax Courier 100x100 English town opposes plan to turn asbestos factory into campsiteResidents and local politicians of a West Yorkshire, England, town are voicing concerns over a plan to develop an old abandoned asbestos into a small camping and RV site. (more…)


Australia Finds Asbestos in Crayons From China

14 Sep 2015 by under News

crayons asbestos image courtesy ACCC 300x168 Australia Finds Asbestos in Crayons From ChinaAustralian authorities are warning consumers to avoid a brand of made in China that have tested positive for , a silicate mineral that can cause devastating health problems for people exposed to it. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said that so far only trace amounts of asbestos have been found in children’s crayons marketed with images of Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse, and Peppa Pig. However, the agency added that the “presence of asbestos in crayons at any level is unacceptable because asbestos is a prohibited import.” (more…)


Australian Whistleblower Abused, Harassed After Exposing Asbestos Danger

25 Aug 2015 by under Legal, News, People

whistleblower 100x100 Australian Whistleblower Abused, Harassed After Exposing Asbestos DangerFrom comes a story of the extreme harassment, abuse, and other malicious treatment that whistleblowers who try to expose wrongdoing often must face. (more…)


Asbestos danger lurks in the wake of New York City building explosion

12 Mar 2014 by under Events, News, Research/Treatment

New York building collapse fire photo by NY1 100x100 Asbestos danger lurks in the wake of New York City building explosionNew York City mayor Bill DeBlasio called the catastrophic gas that leveled two buildings in East Harlem Wednesday morning “a tragedy of the worst kind.”

Witnesses say that the devastating explosion sent their neighbors “flying out of windows” of the two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. near 116th St. Authorities reported two women dead, 22 injured, and up to 12 missing. (more…)