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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…)


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…)


Asbestos cleanup at Oregon superfund site nearly completed

16 Oct 2018 by under News

Anthophyllite asbestos SEM 1 100x100 Asbestos cleanup at Oregon superfund site nearly completedA three-year-long, $40 million abatement project in a contaminated subdivision in Klamath Falls, Oregon is almost complete, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (). (more…)


Five contractors indicted over exposing workers to asbestos

15 Oct 2018 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Five contractors indicted over exposing workers to asbestosFive Brooklyn, New York, developers were charged with exposing workers to cancer-causing asbestos at four building renovation projects in the Greenwood Heights neighborhood in order to skirt costs of using a federally licensed abatement contractor. (more…)


Americans still dying from asbestos exposure

10 Oct 2018 by under News

asbestos Trump Russia Facebook image OAO 100x100 Americans still dying from asbestos exposure, the fibrous mineral that was once widely used in various industry materials, has a deadly legacy. Its use was significantly restricted in the 1980s, but each year in the United States, an estimated 3,000 people are diagnosed with , a rare but deadly form of cancer caused by inhaling or ingesting , according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). (more…)


Tornado damage in Ottawa raises concerns of asbestos exposure

8 Oct 2018 by under News

Asbestos at demolition site East Village WFAA News image 100x100 Tornado damage in Ottawa raises concerns of asbestos exposureA tornado that swept through the Mont-Bleu area of Gatineau in Ottawa, Canada last month, seriously damaging 60 buildings, raised concerns of potential exposure, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Officials says that older structures damaged in the storm that were built before the 1980s may contain the cancer-causing mineral. (more…)