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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Alabama School System Cited by EPA for Asbestos Violations

Earlier this month, concerned parents gathered at the Baldwin County school board meeting to voice concerns that their children were at risk for asbestos exposure at Bay Minette Elementary. Amongst the oldest schools in the district, Bay Minette Elementary is … Continue reading

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British Teacher dies from Mesothelioma caused by Asbestos in Classroom

The family of an art teacher in England who died from mesothelioma has filed an asbestos lawsuit against the local council based on claims that she was exposed to asbestos at the school where she worked. According to the Daily … Continue reading

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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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