Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

Asbestos in schools: Who should be held accountable for asbestos abatement?

11 Aug 2015 by Temp Temple under News

School Buses 435x287 100x100 Asbestos in schools: Who should be held accountable for asbestos abatement?The Ocean View school district, located in California, was in for an unpleasant surprise when construction workers discovered dangerous in 11 school buildings in 2014.

Between the 1940s and 1970s, was regularly used in building materials like floor tiles, as well as shingles and ceiling plaster for fire protection, and in insulation, up until the 1970s. While stable, undisturbed does not necessarily pose a health risk, if deteriorated or tampered with, such in a renovation, become airborne and can be inhaled or ingested. This type of exposure can lead to the development of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen or, in rare cases, the heart. There is no known cure for mesothelioma. (more…)


Spokane County neighborhood finds leaking asbestos bags spread on the sides of the street

30 Oct 2014 by Temp Temple under News

asbestos bags dumped on road KREM image 100x100 Spokane County neighborhood finds leaking asbestos bags spread on the sides of the streetWhat would be your reaction to plastic bags filled with illegally dumped on your street? In Spokane County, Wash., neighbors correctly responded to the dangerous situation by immediately notifying law enforcement about the leaking -filled bags; however, the bags have yet to be fully addressed since the emergency is “just” a “level three” call, according to county officials. (more…)


Naturally occurring asbestos in Burlington yet to be addressed by the EPA

21 Jul 2014 by Temp Temple under News

actinolite asbestos 100x100 Naturally occurring asbestos in Burlington yet to be addressed by the EPAIn late 2012, a local resident’s concern prompted U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) investigators to test rocks at a housing development in Burlington, Calif., and they uncovered troubling results – naturally occurring .

Prolonged exposure to , such as that found in the rocks, has been linked to the development of diseases including mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen or, rarely, the heart. There is no known cure for mesothelioma. The investigators that discovered the in the rocks drafted a report recommending that signs be posted “alerting people to the dangers of asbestos exposure.” (more…)


Jury finds asbestos products manufacturers liable for mesothelioma death, awards $7.2 million

3 Apr 2014 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Jury finds asbestos products manufacturers liable for mesothelioma death, awards $7.2 millionA Philadelphia County jury found in favor of the family of Edward Merwitz, a former shipfitter who died of mesothelioma at age 62. The lawsuit alleged Merwitz was exposed to -containing products while working on U.S. Navy ships between the years of 1965 and 1970. (more…)


Global Asbestos Awareness Week – April 1-7, 2014

1 Apr 2014 by Wendi Lewis under Events, Research/Treatment

Asbestos Awareness Week 2014 100x100 Global Asbestos Awareness Week   April 1 7, 2014Today marks the start of Global Awareness Week (GAAW), which will be observed April 1-7, 2014. The event was started as National Awareness Day in 2005, expanded to National Awareness Week, and is now recognized globally as a time to educate the public about the dangers of . (more…)


9/11 first responders, workers continue to fall ill as 12th anniversary of tragedy is marked

11 Sep 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Events, Legal, News, People

firefighters at WTC site 100x100 9/11 first responders, workers continue to fall ill as 12th anniversary of tragedy is markedToday Americans pause to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001, when terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in City, and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., along with a failed attempt that downed a jetliner in a field in Pennsylvania, changed our nation forever. But as we stop to think of those who lost their lives on that day, the lingering effects of toxic debris at in continue to plague first responders and workers who cleared the debris. Many others also were exposed to toxins at the Pentagon and the plane crash site. (more…)


Asbestos found throughout site of deadly Philadelphia building collapse

22 Jul 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News

Philly building collapse courtesy ABC 6 News 100x100 Asbestos found throughout site of deadly Philadelphia building collapseSix people were killed June 5 when a building under demolition in downtown Philadelphia, Penn., collapsed. A wall caved in on a Salvation Army store adjacent to the construction site, and staff and shoppers were buried under debris. Now, documents indicate there was present in the building. It appears the contractor did not notify city officials prior to beginning work and improperly disposed of -laden materials in an open trash bin on the construction site. (more…)


ADAO Conference underway in DC; live streaming available Saturday

22 Mar 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Events, News, Organizations

ADAO conference 20131 100x100 ADAO Conference underway in DC; live streaming available SaturdayPlease remember the (ADAO) 9th Annual International Awareness Conference is currently underway in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. More than 30 speakers from seven countries will gather to present the latest information about “The Crisis: New Trends in Prevention and Treatment.” (more…)


ADAO conference set for March 22-24 in Washington, DC

26 Feb 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Events, News, Organizations

ADAO conference 20131 100x100 ADAO conference set for March 22 24 in Washington, DCThe (ADAO) will present its 9th Annual ADAO International Awareness Conference March 22-24, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The conference theme is “The Crisis: New Trends in Prevention and Treatment.” (more…)


Make asbestos eradication your New Year’s Resolution; ADAO leads the charge

18 Jan 2013 by Wendi Lewis under News

adao logo Make asbestos eradication your New Years Resolution; ADAO leads the chargeThe Disease Awareness Foundation has set out three New Year’s Resolutions to help it succeed in its mission of eliminating mesothelioma and other -related diseases. And you can help! (more…)