Posts Tagged ‘asbestos exposure’

ADAO releases animated PSA highlighting costs of asbestos exposure

23 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 ADAO releases animated PSA highlighting costs of asbestos exposureMesothelioma continues to take an average of 100,000 lives per year worldwide despite increased regulations and awareness. Why? Quite simply, more work still needs to be done. Nations, including the United States, have not entirely banned all forms of asbestos, and even in places that have, aging buildings that require demolition or renovation still put the public’s health at risk.

To continue its fight, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization released a 30-second animated video,  Asbestos: The Killer You Can’t See, to point to the continued need to raise awareness about the deadly carcinogen. (more…)


British nuclear site cited for handling of asbestos

3 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News
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A company charged with handling the removal of nuclear waste from a now-defunct British nuclear facility has been slapped with a warning concerning its handling of asbestos, according to BBC News. (more…)


Scotland faces asbestos ‘ticking time bomb’

27 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

1024px Flag of Scotland.svg  100x100 Scotland faces asbestos ticking time bomb Scotland currently has the highest global incidence rate of asbestos-related conditions, according to BBC News. An estimated 175 cases were diagnosed in 2014 in the country. (more…)


Jury awards $81.5 million against Napa asbestos exposure claim

26 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Legal, News

4178172 4178172 american justice series edited 100x100 Jury awards $81.5 million against Napa asbestos exposure claimJerry “Doy” Coogan spent a lifetime fixing up backhoes, cranes and hot rods, and a state jury recently found that his hobbies lead to his death. The jury awarded $81.5 million after determining his frequent use of Napa-brand auto parts lead to his death from mesothelioma in 2015 at age 67, according to Law 360. (more…)


Widow appeals determination of damages by timing of asbestos exposure

25 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Legal, News

480px Florida Supreme Court Seal 2014 100x100 Widow appeals determination of damages by timing of asbestos exposureIn February, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals broke away from precedents set by other states, ruling Janis Kelly could not receive damages for the loss of her husband’s companionship after he died in 2015 from mesothelioma because prior cases in the district  had established that claims start for asbestos-related disease when symptoms appear.

Specifically, it ruled that she could not bring claims against defendants Georgia-Pacific Union Carbide Corp. because under common law loss of consortium, the parties must be married when the injury occurs to recover damages. Kelly has appealed the ruling to the Florida Supreme Court, according to Law360. (more…)


Dental industry workers at risk of asbestos exposure, study finds

20 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

Dental crown 29 PFM on Die1 100x100 Dental industry workers at risk of asbestos exposure, study findsSeveral occupations are known for a high risk of asbestos exposure — pipefitters, mechanics, shipyard works and demolition crews just to name a few. A new study shows the potential risk dental industry workers have for developing malignant mesothelioma, though their profession is not usually associated with asbestos. (more…)


Canadian province is plagued by asbestos-related workplace fatalities

17 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News
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Canada’s Saskatchewan province has more workplace fatalities due to asbestosis than any other ailment or injury, according to last year’s annual report. Of the 31 total workplace deaths in the province — a slight decrease from 2015 — one was due to heart attack, four were due to motor vehicle injuries, nine were listed traumatic deaths and 14 were related to occupational diseases. Thirteen of the 14 occupational disease deaths were caused by asbestosis. (more…)


ADAO conference addresses asbestos use in U.S.

13 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

IMG 0025 100x100 ADAO conference addresses asbestos use in U.S.Comedian Quincy Jones’s presentation at the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference was titled “Asbestos is Still Legal? You Must Be Joking…” It’s a theme that connected many of the stories mesothelioma warriors shared at the conference: Those diagnosed with mesothelioma did not realize asbestos was even still legal in the United States. (more…)


Jury awards $8.8 million in Bell Helicopter asbestos exposure case

31 Mar 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Legal

445px Altan 100x100 Jury awards $8.8 million in Bell Helicopter asbestos exposure caseA jury in Dallas award $8.8 million to the family of a Bell Helicopter employee who died from mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that can affect the lining of the heart, lungs or abdomen and is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was once used in many manufacturing and construction products for its heat resistance and flexibility before it was found to be a human carcinogen. (more…)


Idaho House committee strikes down proposed asbestos claims law

27 Mar 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

0d9f6625f1d6cbd5343cf523725fdce1 100x100 Idaho House committee strikes down proposed asbestos claims lawIn the midst of the federal government and other states taking aim at “double-dipping” into asbestos trusts, the state of Idaho’s House Judiciary Committee shot down a similar amendment earlier this month. (more…)