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Montana DEQ faces suit over failure to ensure safe asbestos handling

25 Oct 2017 by under News

04 DEQLogo WhiteBG Web 100x100 Montana DEQ faces suit over failure to ensure safe asbestos handlingThe state of ’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is facing a lawsuit claiming it has failed to ensure waste is safely handled and properly disposed. (more…)


Lack of take-home asbestos remedies leaves victims seeking justice

18 Oct 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Lack of take home asbestos remedies leaves victims seeking justiceThe story is sadly familiar: Workers unknowingly were exposed to while at a mechanic shop, shipyard or at an array of other potential places and contracted decades later, ultimately dying from the cancer. What about those people’s families? They are also at risk. Asbestos got on their loved one’s clothes, in vehicles and on shoes. While giving a hug or while doing laundry, they were easily exposed to the same carcinogen as they would be at a mechanic shop or shipyard in a process known as secondhand or take-home asbestos exposure. (more…)


Asbestos abatement issues plague Sydney Opera House renovations

16 Oct 2017 by under News
Sydney Opera House botanic gardens 1 100x100 Asbestos abatement issues plague Sydney Opera House renovations

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Once again, renovations at the Sydney Opera House have stalled due to -related concerns. (more…)


Governments address asbestos abatement logistics

13 Oct 2017 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Governments address asbestos abatement logistics contamination in public properties can cost a pretty penny that’s charged to taxpayers’ tabs. From American courts to British Parliament, contamination can also cause delays and relocations. However, public safety should remain a priority. (more…)


Police settle 1984 bombing first responder asbestos lawsuit

6 Oct 2017 by under News

800px Grand Hotel Following Bomb Attack 1984 10 12 100x100 Police settle 1984 bombing first responder asbestos lawsuit The 1984 bombing of the Grand Brighton Hotel  aimed to harm Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet during a Conservative Party conference. Though Thatcher was unharmed, five were killed and more than 30 others were injured — and some say the death toll has risen. (more…)


Sonoma State to pay $2.3 million for health and safety violations

4 Oct 2017 by under News

Sonoma State University Seal 100x100 Sonoma State to pay $2.3 million for health and safety violations’s Sonoma State University will pay employees potentially exposed to and other toxins due to occupational health and safety violations, a judge ordered at the end of last month. (more…)


Pacific islands vote to ban asbestos

28 Sep 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette.svg  100x100 Pacific islands vote to ban asbestosLast week the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) endorsed a proposal to ban in the Pacific —a boon to the anti- movement after the failure to list asbestos on the hazardous substances list at the Rotterdam Convention this year. (more…)


Libby Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team holds inaugural meeting

27 Sep 2017 by under News

Libby Montana Eagles 1 100x100 Libby Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team holds inaugural meetingThe state of entered the next step of remediation plans with the inaugural meeting of the Libby Superfund Advisory Team last week. (more…)


Meso Foundation marks 13th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day

26 Sep 2017 by under News

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation logo edited 100x100 Meso Foundation marks 13th annual Mesothelioma Awareness DaySupporters of began lining up at 5:45 this morning in City to ensure a prime spot for sporting their blue attire on the Today Show. It is just one of many ways the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is encouraging supporters to raise awareness for the deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. (more…)


Sept. 25 marks first World Lung Day

25 Sep 2017 by under News

firs logo edited 100x100 Sept. 25 marks first World Lung DayPut simply: What’s in the air we breathe matters. That’s the rallying point for today’s first , coordinated by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS). Specifically, the day was orchestrated to assert “the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will not succeed without more attention to the burden of lung disease,” according to an American Society of Chest Physicians (ASCP) press release. (more…)