Posts Tagged ‘mesothelioma’

Princess Eugenia’s husband’s family ran asbestos mill linked to hundreds of worker deaths

19 Nov 2018 by under News

asbestos warning 100x100 Princess Eugenias husbands family ran asbestos mill linked to hundreds of worker deathsThe family of the newlywed husband of Princess Eugenie ran an asbestos factory in the Barking community of London that is linked to the fatal lung disease of hundreds of workers, some of whom continue to die to this day. (more…)


Lax regulations allowed for recent spike in asbestos imports

15 Nov 2018 by under News

asbestos Trump Russia Facebook image OAO 100x100 Lax regulations allowed for recent spike in asbestos importsLax regulations for by the Trump-controlled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have contributed to a “surge” in asbestos imports into the U.S., according to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and the Environmental Working Group (EWG). According to data from the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce published by the two NGOs, more than 550 metric tons of asbestos have been imported into the U.S. so far this year, compared to just 340 tons in 2017. (more…)


Aircraft mechanic sues companies for asbestos exposure

11 Nov 2018 by under Legal

airplane propeller 100x100 Aircraft mechanic sues companies for asbestos exposureJames LaFrentz worked as an aircraft mechanic for 40 years, ever since he graduated from high school in 1963. When he was diagnosed with -related malignant , he filed a lawsuit against companies that manufactured, sold, distributed, or installed materials that contained asbestos. LaFrentz’s wife Ila is also named in the lawsuit, which was filed in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas. (more…)


Second jury hears fatal mesothelioma case against J&J

9 Nov 2018 by under Legal

talc bottles powder 100x100 Second jury hears fatal mesothelioma case against J&J“It’s the American dream interrupted,” says the attorney representing a man whose wife and law partner died from a rare form of cancer he claims was caused by exposure to asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder. (more…)


Asbestos fibers found floating in air at Orleans Parish school

9 Nov 2018 by under News

classroom school desks Max Pixel image 100x100 Asbestos fibers found floating in air at Orleans Parish school

Collegiate Academies had scheduled to open Rosenwald Collegiate Academy in Orleans Parish in Louisiana in August, but after air quality testing revealed airborne asbestos in the building, the building has been shuttered. Abatement of the cancer-causing mineral will cost the district $1.3 million. (more…)


Asbestos in NV desert poses risk during interstate construction

7 Nov 2018 by under News

Nevada asbestos research image by KNPR.org  100x100 Asbestos in NV desert poses risk during interstate constructionThe completion of the Interstate 11 bypass in Boulder City, Nevada, and plans for an interstate linking Phoenix and Las Vegas promises a housing and business boom in the desert. But it is raising safety concerns among residents. That’s because digging up long-dormant areas of the desert could disturb naturally occurring asbestos in the earth. If its microscopic fibers go airborne, those exposed are at risk for serious health consequences. (more…)


Documentary features those affected by mesothelioma

5 Nov 2018 by under News

film movie asbestos documentary Max Pixel image 100x100 Documentary features those affected by mesothelioma

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
20090617 libbymineCREDITEPA 100x100 Libbys asbestos clinic fights subpoenas from companies denying asbestos toxicity

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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…)