Posts Tagged ‘asbestos’

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…)


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- cause has long maintained has now been confirmed: No type of is safe. (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 Asbestos 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 Mesothelioma Awareness Day began lining up at 5:45 this morning in to ensure a prime spot for sporting their blue attire on the Today Show. It is just one of many ways the 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…)


Inflammation prognostic indicator looks promising for mesothelioma patients

22 Sep 2017 by under News
Blausen 0676 Neutrophil crop 1 CREDIT BLAUSEN MEDICAL 100x100 Inflammation prognostic indicator looks promising for mesothelioma patients

Credit: Blausen Medical via Wikipedia

The neutrophil to lymphocyte ration (NLR) has been used as a prognostic indicator for patients with a number of cancers, but its benefits are still unclear for patients with malignant . is a cancer of the lining of internal organs caused by exposure. It is usually deadly within 12-18 months of diagnosis and has few effective treatment options, prompting researchers to continue to find ways to help treat the disease and measure the effectiveness of those treatments. (more…)


One year’s newly diagnosed asbestos-related diseases cost Canada $2.3 billion

21 Sep 2017 by under News

Canadian Money CREDIT KMR Photography 100x100 One years newly diagnosed asbestos related diseases cost Canada $2.3 billionThe first study to place a monetary cost to Canadian society for work-related exposures has suggested a high price tag. The Institute for Work & Health in Toronto has suggested the costs total $2.35 billion for Canadians, according to Canadian Occupational Safety. (more…)


Judge dismisses discovery motion in asbestos trusts suit

20 Sep 2017 by under News

whistleblower reward justice 375x210 100x100 Judge dismisses discovery motion in asbestos trusts suitA -based judge dismissed a motion last week that was filed on behalf of a number of states after asbestos trusts failed to answer discovery requests in a suit alleging they are mismanaging funds, according to Forbes. (more…)


U.S. asbestos consumption increases in 2016, ADAO says

19 Sep 2017 by under News

Cell room of a chlorine caustic soda plant 100x100 U.S. asbestos consumption increases in 2016, ADAO saysThe last mine in the United States closed in 2002 due to a decline in the markets “associated with health and liability issues,” according to the U.S. Geographical Survey (USGS). However, unlike more than 60 countries around the globe, the United States still allows to be imported, primarily for industry. According to a press release by the Disease Awareness Organization, the amount of asbestos imported into the U.S. in 2016 “nearly doubled” from the previous year based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. (more…)