Environmental Advocacy Group exposes Flaws in Proposed Asbestos Regulation

A recent blog published on the website of the Environmental Working Group seeks to educate the American public about proposed legislation which would hinder the ability of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to protect consumers from asbestos exposure. The blog … Continue reading

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Contractor accuses City of Chicago of Hiding Asbestos

A contractor with a history of handling large construction jobs for the City of Chicago has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Public Building Commission of Chicago based on claims that they willfully hid asbestos. According to Chicago Fox … Continue reading

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British Lawsuit sheds light on Secondary Asbestos Exposure

Though a highly-guarded corporate secret for decades, it is now common knowledge that workers who are regularly exposed to asbestos are at risk for developing mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare yet fatal form of cancer which is caused solely by … Continue reading

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Winemaking may be linked to Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of the deadly form of cancer known as mesothelioma, as well as multiple other diseases. Most people diagnosed with an asbestos disease were occupationally exposed to asbestos. That is, they were exposed at … Continue reading

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Orange County (CA) School Reopens after Asbestos Scare

After more than three months of being bussed to other campuses, some students from Oak View Elementary in Huntington Beach are finally returning to their own school. The students were displaced when concerns arose about possible asbestos exposure to students … Continue reading

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Widow Awarded $7.7 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit

A New York woman was awarded $7.7 million earlier this month in an asbestos lawsuit after her husband, a school bus driver, died from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure at work. Mary Nash lost her husband, Lewis, in September 2012 … Continue reading

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New Review shows Libby Asbestos Clean-Up is Working

In 2009, the town of Libby, Montana was declared a federal health emergency area due to overwhelming amounts of asbestos scattered throughout the town by the company W.R. Grace, a vermiculite mining operation based in the town. Earlier this week, … Continue reading

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Did Dearborn, MI Schools Cover up Asbestos?

A federal lawsuit filed last week claims that officials from the Dearborn Heights school district in Michigan risked the health of staff and students by covering up asbestos contamination. The asbestos lawsuit was filed by former custodian Teresa Ely, who … Continue reading

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Two Washington Businesses fined $379,100 for Exposing Workers and Public to Asbestos

Two asbestos removal firms in Washington State were ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after exposing workers and the public to asbestos fibers at a demolition site in Seattle. According to an article featured online by … Continue reading

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Montreal Hospital Loses Green Status Over Asbestos Use

The McGill University Health Centre, a hospital which prides itself on adhering to strict environmental guidelines for constructing its new hospital, faces to lose it’s “green” status for using asbestos fibers in its drainage pipes. The hospital is still striving … Continue reading

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