Posts Tagged ‘toxic exposure’

Hurricane Sandy residents, first responders tested for respiratory illness linked to debris cleanup

22 Aug 2013 by under Events, News

Hurricane Sandy aftermath NJ US Air Force photo 100x100 Hurricane Sandy residents, first responders tested for respiratory illness linked to debris cleanupResidents whose homes were damaged and destroyed in “Super Storm” Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012, along with and cleanup workers who assisted after the storm, are being screened for respiratory illnesses. There is concern that they were exposed to toxins including and mold in the debris. Respiratory problems linked to the storm have earned the moniker “Sandy lung.” (more…)


Missouri legislation would prevent employees from suing employers for mesothelioma

9 Apr 2013 by under Legal, News

Missouri Department of Labor logo 100x100 Missouri legislation would prevent employees from suing employers for mesotheliomaThere is legislation pending in Missouri that would require employees seeking compensation for “occupational diseases due to ,” including mesothelioma, to rely on workman’s compensation benefits. The bill, Senate Bill 1, would prevent employees from seeking justice in a court of law for injuries and deaths related to on-the-job exposure to toxins. (more…)