Advocacy Group urges California to inspect all Schools for Asbestos

In the wake of three elementary school closures in the Los Angeles area and at least 34 schools in Northern California showing signs of dangerous asbestos becoming a threat to students, a non-profit environmental advocacy group has called for the … Continue reading

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Lawmakers say Retailers have Removed Asbestos Crayons, Toys from Shelves

One month after four retailers were called out by the Environmental Working Group Action Fund (EWG) for selling toys which contained asbestos, Senate Democrats say that those companies have removed all tainted products from store shelves. On July 8, CNN … Continue reading

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Hundreds of D.C. Metro Cars contain Asbestos

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that more than 100 Metro cars in operation throughout the Washington, D.C. area contain asbestos, though Metro says this asbestos poses no risk to passengers or operators of these cars.. Now, the union representing many … Continue reading

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British National Union for Teachers demands Removal of Asbestos from All Schools

Asbestos is a mineral which has been heavily used throughout history because it is affordable, durable, and resistant to high temperatures. However, for at least half a century it has been widely acknowledged that exposure to asbestos is also the … Continue reading

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Why are Rates of Asbestos & Mesothelioma Deaths Significantly Higher in Some Areas?

Many Americans are by now aware that exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma and other serious illnesses. However, while most Americans have likely never met a person diagnosed with mesothelioma, many people who live in certain regions or states may … Continue reading

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Asbestos found in Crayons, Children’s Toys

Asbestos is a mineral which was once heavily used in a broad range of applications, but which has been effectively banned in the United States since the late 1970s because it is the only known cause of deadly mesothelioma and … Continue reading

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European Committees Unite to call for Increased Action against Asbestos Exposure

Earlier this week, representatives from multiple committees representing the interests of Europeans came together to hold the “Freeing Europe Safely from Asbestos” Conference in Brussels. Organizations which participated in and supported the meeting include the European Economic and Social Committee … Continue reading

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West Virginia VA Hospital undergoing Asbestos Clean-Up

The Martinsburg, West Virginia Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus is currently undergoing asbestos remediation to replace old flooring tiles which contain the mineral. Asbestos is a mineral which is naturally abundant, very durable, and highly heat resistant. These qualities all … Continue reading

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Town Unveils Memorial for Asbestos Victims

Mesothelioma and other diseases caused by exposure to the mineral asbestos are rare, and many people have never met someone who has been directly affected by asbestos exposure. However, in some areas where asbestos industries are common, far too many … Continue reading

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End in Sight for Asbestos Cleanup in Libby?

The U.S. government released a long-awaited plan to finish the cleanup of a community in Montana which has been devastated by asbestos contamination for decades. Libby, Montana and its neighboring town of Troy were longtime mining towns and homes to … Continue reading

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