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Brazil’s highest court votes to ban asbestos

11 Dec 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Brazils highest court votes to ban asbestosBrazil has officially joined the list of countries to have banned due to its carcinogenic properties.   (more…)


Illegal asbestos dumping continues to challenge New South Wales

8 Dec 2017 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Illegal asbestos dumping continues to challenge New South WalesDisposing of -containing products can be difficult, expensive and time consuming — all reasons people choose not to do it lawfully. Illegal dumping is an issue that plagues countries, states and cities around the globe. (more…)


Maryland evaluates asbestos lawsuit deadlines

5 Dec 2017 by under Legal, News

4178172 4178172 american justice series edited 100x100 Maryland evaluates asbestos lawsuit deadlines state law allows 20 years from the time of exposure for workers or their families to file a claim for an -related disease or death, but that time may soon be extended. (more…)


Montana special court activated for asbestos exposure cases

1 Dec 2017 by under News

Libby Montana Eagles 1 100x100 Montana special court activated for asbestos exposure casesFor the first time since the act establishing it was passed in 2001, a special claims court will be activated in Montana for people who have contracted or died from an -related disease. (more…)


Australian Senate committee makes recommendations to tighten asbestos ban

27 Nov 2017 by under News

AustralianCoatofArms 100x100 Australian Senate committee makes recommendations to tighten asbestos banAn Australian Senate Committee is urging the federal government to more strictly enforce its ban on asbestos in an interim report released last week.

Included in its more than two dozen recommendations were the need to increase prosecution of illegal asbestos importing; the need for a new mandatory testing regime, and the need for tighter importation rules, according to the Australian Associated Press. (more…)


Lawsuit alleges asbestos-tainted baby powder caused mesothelioma

20 Nov 2017 by under News
Johnsons Baby Powder massage 100x100 Lawsuit alleges asbestos tainted baby powder caused mesothelioma

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Because is a naturally occurring set of minerals, it can be found in other mined substances. This explains how can end up in makeup, as MyMeso has previously reported, and other personal care products. Most recently, baby powder has come under fire for containing asbestos-tainted talc. (more…)


Loose-fill asbestos insulation linked to increased risk of mesothelioma in men, study finds

13 Nov 2017 by under News

534px Australian Capital Territory in Australia zoom 100x100 Loose fill asbestos insulation linked to increased risk of mesothelioma in men, study findsThough asbestos is set for review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the report likely won’t contain information about the risks of loose-fill asbestos already found in homes, the effects of which is all too familiar. (more…)


Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 introduced in Senate

6 Nov 2017 by under News

Environmental Protection Agency logo 100x100 Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 introduced in SenateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans at the end of last month to limit its evaluation of chemicals under the , which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act, the U.S.’s primary chemical management law. (more…)


Mr. Fluffy abatement progressing according to plan

1 Nov 2017 by under News

534px Australian Capital Territory in Australia zoom 100x100 Mr. Fluffy abatement progressing according to planLoose fill insulation is considered a health hazard due to an increased likelihood of it becoming airborne and being inhaled or ingested. It’s a risk with which the Australian capital of Canberra is all too familiar thanks to Mr. Fluffy loose insulation. (more…)


Fire threat near Libby asbestos mine acts as ‘practice exercise’

27 Oct 2017 by under News
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When the West Fork Fire threated to encroach on the former W.R. Grace and Co. mine in Libby, , officials were preparing to deploy the Libby Asbestos Response Plan. As MyMeso previously reported, the mine was spared from the fire thanks to a drop in temperature and an increase in rainfall.  Daily Inter Lake reports local, state and federal officials used the experience as test run in case the mine is not as fortunate in the future, though. (more…)