Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 introduced in Senate

6 Nov 2017 by under News

Environmental Protection Agency logo 100x100 Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 introduced in SenateThe (EPA) announced plans at the end of last month to limit its evaluation of chemicals under the , which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act, the U.S.’s primary chemical management law. (more…)


Chicago Public Schools behind in handling asbestos, study finds

5 Jun 2017 by under News

cpslogo v1 min 100x100 Chicago Public Schools behind in handling asbestos, study finds management is mandated by federal law for all schools in the United States. The regulations require schools to identify asbestos and re-inspect asbestos containing material every three years to monitor that it is not at risk of becoming airborne. Federal law also requires schools to “develop, maintain and update” an asbestos management plan, which documents recommended asbestos response actions for the school, the location of asbestos in the school and any action to repair or remove it.

A new report from Unvision and the Social Justice News Nexus at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism found Public Schools (CPS) have fallen behind in removing or encapsulating asbestos in school buildings. (more…)


New York Supreme Court upholds mesothelioma award

15 May 2017 by under Legal

Lady justice Dublin L 100x100 New York Supreme Court upholds mesothelioma awardThe Supreme Court of the State of has rejected the two-year appeal of a mesothelioma victim’s jury award. Nicholas Dominick will finally receive $3 million the jury awarded him for future pain and suffering from Pacemaker Steel & Piping Co. for their contribution to Dominick’s mesothelioma, according to LawyersandSettlements.com. (more…)


CDC: Mesothelioma still a concern for younger generations

6 Mar 2017 by under News

carpenter 100x100 CDC: Mesothelioma still a concern for younger generationsMore than 45,000 people have died from malignant mesothelioma from 1999 through 2015, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released last week, and the annual number of deaths increased from 2,479 deaths in 1999 to 2,597 deaths in 2015. (more…)


International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will travel to three U.S. cities

26 Apr 2016 by under Events

marf logo 300x70 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will travel to three U.S. citiesIt should come as no surprise that the diagnosis of a disease like mesothelioma can feel isolating. Whether you’re a sufferer, a family member, or a caregiver, mesothelioma takes its toll on your life and livelihood. That’s why the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will be hosting its in three major cities –  (May 20), San Francisco (Sept. 16) and Chicago (Oct. 7) – in hopes of making an event more easily accessible and affordable to those who most need help, support and educational resources. (more…)


School Districts consider asbestos abatement to protect students

17 Mar 2015 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 School Districts consider asbestos abatement to protect studentsAs schools prepare to close for the summer, several school boards are scheduling renovations over the break, including abatement. Though getting rid of asbestos can be costly and time-consuming, many schools are finding it necessary in order to ensure the health and safety of their students and employees. (more…)


Illinois middle school finishing asbestos removal project; students slated to return next week

31 Jan 2014 by under News

IL middle school ABC7 WLS image 100x100 Illinois middle school finishing asbestos removal project; students slated to return next weekAn middle school announced it has finished clearing that was discovered earlier this month. Workers repairing a leaking pipe and cleaning up resulting mold discovered the toxic substance in broken tiles around the work site. As a result, the school was closed for cleanup. (more…)


Study indicates firefighters diagnosed with mesothelioma at twice the rate of general population

23 Jan 2014 by under News, Research/Treatment

fire 100x100 Study indicates firefighters diagnosed with mesothelioma at twice the rate of general populationA recent study by the (NIOSH) revealed had a rate of mesothelioma two times greater than the rate in the U.S. as a whole. The research included a combined population of nearly 30,000 from Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco fire departments who were employed since 1950. (more…)


‘Third wave’ of asbestos victims being diagnosed with mesothelioma

19 Jun 2013 by under News, Research/Treatment

carpenter 100x100 Third wave of asbestos victims being diagnosed with mesotheliomaIn , which has the highest per capital rate of mesothelioma in the world, doctors and researchers are seeing a new wave of younger people diagnosed. They call these patients the “third wave” or the “bystander wave.” (more…)


AACR selects physician from innovative meso treatment hospital as president-elect

22 Mar 2012 by under Events, Organizations, People, Research/Treatment

aacr logo AACR selects physician from innovative meso treatment hospital as president electThe American Association for Cancer Research () has selected Charles L. Sawyers, M.D., as its 2012-2013 President-Elect. Sawyers is chair of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), one of the leading medical facilities in the United States treating mesothelioma, a deadly cancer linked to exposure. Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. (more…)