Posts Tagged ‘New York’

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 began lining up at 5:45 this morning in 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. (more…)


August 1 marks World Lung Cancer Awareness Day

1 Aug 2017 by under News
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is most often associated with smoking, and rightfully so. An average of 130,659 Americans (74,300 men and 56,359 women) died of smoking-attributable lung cancer each year between 2005 and 2010, according to the American Lung Association. On this World Lung Cancer Awareness Day, it is important to note that smoking is not the only cause of lung cancer. (more…)


Baby food company refusing to comply with EPA asbestos abatement order

25 May 2017 by under News
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A former facility for baby food manufacturer Beech-Nut has fallen into disrepair over the seven years it has sat vacant. Now, the company is refusing to comply with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) order requiring it to clean up the 26-acre area in Canajoharie, . (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 New York has rejected the two-year appeal of a 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…)


Low-dose CT used to detect asbestos-related cancers

12 Apr 2017 by under Research/Treatment

StevenMarkowitz 100x100 Low dose CT used to detect asbestos related cancersWhile most often affects the lining surround the lungs, it is not technically considered a lung cancer, as it could also affect the lining of the heart or the abdomen. Mesothelioma, which is caused by the inhalation or ingestion of , is relatively rare. In fact, those exposed to asbestos are at a far greater risk of lung cancer than mesothelioma. Lung cancers are treatable with early detection, whereas mesothelioma has a long latency period that makes early detection incredibly difficult.  However, advancements in the early detection of lung cancers may  help detect mesothelioma as well. (more…)


Insurance company contests Goodyear Tire asbestos-related defense costs

6 Apr 2017 by under News

Goodyear Blimp   Spirit of Innovation 100x100 Insurance company contests Goodyear Tire asbestos related defense costsGoodyear Tire and Rubber Co. faces approximately 62,000 claims involving -related injuries in New York, , Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania. The claims allege exposure to asbestos through the tire company’s products, including floor tiles, gaskets and furnace hoses, according to Law360. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. filed a petition in federal court Wednesday to declare it has no duty to pay defense costs, though Goodyear says otherwise due to an insurance policy. (more…)


Widow’s damages determined by timing of asbestos exposure

3 Mar 2017 by under Legal

Florida dca map1 100x100 Widows damages determined by timing of asbestos exposure’s Fourth District Court of Appeals broke away from precedents set by other states last month, ruling a widow could not receive damages for the loss of her husband’s companionship after he died from .

According to the Daily Business Review, the court ruled 2-1 that construction worker John Kelly’s widow, Janis, cannot recover damages under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act for the loss of her husband’s companionship because his asbestos exposure occurred a few years before their 1976 wedding. The two had been married for nearly 40 years when he died in 2015 from mesothelioma, a deadly cancer linked to the inhalation or ingestion of asbestos. (more…)


EPA overseeing demolition of dilapidated factory to protect against asbestos exposure

26 Sep 2016 by under News

asbestos warning 100x100 EPA overseeing demolition of dilapidated factory to protect against asbestos exposureA former Arkell and Smiths Sack Co. facility in Canajoharie, N.Y., has been targeted for demolition and asbestos removal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (). The has likely announced the removal efforts due to the high risk associated with asbestos exposure in relation to various diseases, including one of the deadliest cancers known – . The structures on the site are dilapidated and collapsing.

“At the request of the local government, the EPA sent staff and federal resources to stop the potential release of asbestos,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck in an EPA press release. “EPA will make sure that the buildings are taken down properly and that asbestos is not spread into the community.” (more…)


$500K asbestos, radon and lead abatement project scheduled for the Elbridge Central School District

15 Jul 2016 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 $500K asbestos, radon and lead abatement project scheduled for the Elbridge Central School DistrictAccording to The Citizen, a $500,000 “emergency” clean-up project was announced by the Jordan-Elbridge Central School District’s Board of Education following the discovery its schools were tainted by the presence of asbestos, radon and .

The re-organizational meeting, which took place in the school district’s home state of , held a vote by the board unanimously deciding to sponsor the Emergency Asbestos/Lead Abatement and Radon Mitigation Project. The abatement will take place at the district’s High School, Ramsdell Middle School, and Elbridge Elementary School. (more…)


ADAO president and CEO Linda Reinstein debunks Donald Trump’s asbestos conspiracy theory

17 Jun 2016 by under News

Donald Trump 100x100 ADAO president and CEO Linda Reinstein debunks Donald Trumps asbestos conspiracy theory There is no denying the link between asbestos and the multitude of reported illnesses it has caused, including the fatal cancer mesothelioma. However, presidential candidate was recently called out by the news organization Mother Jones for his odd asbestos conspiracy theory:

“I believe that the movement against asbestos was led by the mob, because it was often mob-related companies that would do the asbestos removal,” Trump claimed in his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback. “Great pressure was put on politicians, and as usual, the politicians relented. Millions of truckloads of this incredible fireproofing material were taken to special ‘dump sites’ and asbestos was replaced by materials that were supposedly safe but couldn’t hold a candle to asbestos in limiting the ravages of fire.” (more…)