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 asbestos-related concerns. Read the rest of this entry »


Governments address asbestos abatement logistics

13 Oct 2017 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Governments address asbestos abatement logisticsAsbestos contamination in public properties can cost a pretty penny that’s charged to taxpayers’ tabs. From American courts to British Parliament, asbestos contamination can also cause delays and relocations. However, public safety should remain a priority. Read the rest of this entry »


Cellular transporter molecule levels linked to patient outcomes, study finds

9 Oct 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Catheter for chemotherapy 1 100x100 Cellular transporter molecule levels linked to patient outcomes, study findsWhy do some mesothelioma patients respond to chemotherapy and others do not? According to recent research, the answer may depend on the presence of a specific cellular transporter molecule. Read the rest of this entry »


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. Read the rest of this entry »


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 violationsCalifornia’s Sonoma State University will pay employees potentially exposed to asbestos and other toxins due to occupational health and safety violations, a judge ordered at the end of last month. Read the rest of this entry »


No type of asbestos is safe, study confirms

2 Oct 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Chrysotile SEM photo 11 100x100 No type of asbestos is safe, study confirmsWhat the anti-asbestos cause has long maintained has now been confirmed: No type of asbestos is safe. Read the rest of this entry »


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 asbestos in the Pacific —a boon to the anti-asbestos movement after the failure to list asbestos on the hazardous substances list at the Rotterdam Convention this year. Read the rest of this entry »


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 Montana entered the next step of remediation plans with the inaugural meeting of the Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team last week. Read the rest of this entry »


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 Mesothelioma Awareness Day began lining up at 5:45 this morning in New York 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. Read the rest of this entry »


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 World Lung Day, 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. Read the rest of this entry »