Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

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 asbestos.

Prolonged exposure to asbestos, 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 asbestos 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 asbestos-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 Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW), which will be observed April 1-7, 2014. The event was started as National Asbestos Awareness Day in 2005, expanded to National Asbestos Awareness Week, and is now recognized globally as a time to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos. (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 , 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 Ground Zero 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 asbestos present in the building. It appears the contractor did not notify city officials prior to beginning work and improperly disposed of asbestos-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 Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization () 9th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference is currently underway in the nation’s capital, , D.C. More than 30 speakers from seven countries will gather to present the latest information about “The Asbestos 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 Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization () will present its 9th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference March 22-24, 2013, in , D.C. The conference theme is “The Asbestos 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 Asbestos Disease Awareness Foundation has set out three New Year’s Resolutions to help it succeed in its mission of eliminating mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. And you can help! (more…)


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

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

aacr logo AACR selects physician from innovative meso treatment hospital as president electThe American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 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 asbestos 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…)


Young lady dedicates Relay for Life efforts to grandfather, who passed away from mesothelioma

21 Mar 2012 by Wendi Lewis under Events, People

Relay for Life logo 100x100 Young lady dedicates Relay for Life efforts to grandfather, who passed away from mesotheliomaA young lady in Lake Stevens, , wrote a touching essay about her grandfather, who passed away from mesothelioma in May 2009. Roberta Pierce said she is dedicating her participation in Relay for Life to him. His death is still with her, she writes. “I still have the scar on my heart. It’s puckered and pink, and is still sore.” (more…)