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Historic Chattanooga hotel cleared to continue reno after asbestos investigation

14 Feb 2018 by under News
800px ReadHouseChattanooga 100x100 Historic Chattanooga hotel cleared to continue reno after asbestos investigation

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Chattanooga’s historic Read House hotel stands as a lasting testament to the grand hotels built when the railroads were king. Originally built in 1872 and then rebuilt in 1926, The Read House hotel is undergoing renovations, the most recent of many throughout the years. However, this time reports of mismanagement launched an investigation by the Tennessee Occupational Health and Safety Administration (TOHSA). (more…)


New bill proposes asbestos warning label on children’s makeup

9 Feb 2018 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette.svg  100x100 New bill proposes asbestos warning label on childrens makeupA U.S. representative has proposed legislation to ensure makeup marketed to children contains a warning that it may contain . (more…)


Portland tightens demolition regulations to protect from toxins

7 Feb 2018 by under News

Forest Park in Portland.location map 100x100 Portland tightens demolition regulations to protect from toxinsThe city of Portland, Oregon, is taking a tougher stance on toxic exposure during demolition. (more…)


Second trial alleges link between J&J talc and mesothelioma

5 Feb 2018 by under News
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In the second trial of its kind, a plaintiff is alleging the development of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer linked to exposure that affects the lining of internal organs, is due to the use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products. (more…)


Superfund Redevelopment Focus List includes sites plagued by asbestos contamination

29 Jan 2018 by under News

borit superfund site signage1 100x100 Superfund Redevelopment Focus List includes sites plagued by asbestos contaminationThe Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Priorities List (NPL) includes 1,345 uncontrolled hazardous waste sites around the country. These sites could contain , phosphates, creosote, lead or a number of other toxins that pose a risk to human health. (more…)


Few Mr. Fluffy homeowners are buying back their property post-remediation

24 Jan 2018 by under News

534px Australian Capital Territory in Australia zoom 100x100 Few Mr. Fluffy homeowners are buying back their property post remediationWhile the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is handling removal efforts for homes that were built with Mr. Fluffy loose-fill insulation, complaints are starting to surface about how the lots are being handled post-remediation. (more…)


Australian town council able to avoid suspension over asbestos mismanagement

18 Jan 2018 by under News

download 100x100 Australian town council able to avoid suspension over asbestos mismanagementThe verdict is in for the Australian city council that found themselves potentially out of a job for mismanagement, pending review from the New South Wales Minister for Local Government. (more…)


Canada proposes legislation to move asbestos ban forward

12 Jan 2018 by under News

Flag of Canada.svg 1 100x100 Canada proposes legislation to move asbestos ban forwardAt the end of 2016, the Canadian government announced plans to remove asbestos from the country, acknowledging no safe level of exposure to the carcinogen is safe for humans. It planned a “whole-of-government-approach” to reduce the public’s health risk by proposing regulations to eliminate its manufacture, use, import and export by 2018. (more…)


Deadline for suits against W.R. Grace & Co. approaches

8 Jan 2018 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Deadline for suits against W.R. Grace & Co. approaches, Montana residents affected by exposure are on notice as the deadline for filing suits against the mine  is quickly approaching. (more…)


Claire’s claims makeup testing did not find asbestos

3 Jan 2018 by under News

upper body 944557 960 720 100x100 Claires claims makeup testing did not find asbestosJust days after allegations emerged of in the makeup sold by retailer Claire’s, the company has responded with information from independent testing of its own. (more…)