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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New Asbestos Legislation in Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Finance Minister has just approved new legislation that will allow its residents to claim compensation for pleural mesothelioma contracted following asbestos exposure. According to Finance Minister Sammy Wilson, the new legislation will take effect on December 14th. It … Continue reading

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Climate Changes Brings Asbestos Dangers to Light

The danger of climate change has been making itself apparent in recent years. As natural disasters occur more frequently, they bring about significant economic, financial, and environmental destruction, as well as several dangers toward human health and safety. According to … Continue reading

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Workers in VA Power Plant Face Asbestos Exposure

Several contract workers at Virginia’s Surry Nuclear Station have been exposed to asbestos despite assurances that they would not come into contact with the deadly substance and that any contaminated areas would be clearly marked. Hundreds of contract workers were … Continue reading

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UK Man Campaigning for Asbestos Awareness

The family of a mesothelioma sufferer in the UK has begun an asbestos awareness campaign after being told that his illness is inoperable.  David Phillips was diagnosed with mesothelioma four years ago, and at the time had no idea how … Continue reading

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Many Cancer Patients May Suffer from PTSD, Study Says

Cancer patients and suvivors can experience symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder similar to that experienced by military veterans, a new study reports. Resaerchers at the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, North Carolina have found that many cancer survivors suffer … Continue reading

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European Scientists Develop Safer Treatment for Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma patients may soon see a new, easier, more effective treatment for their cancer, as European researchers are currently developing an inhalant method of drug administration as opposed to the current intravenous treatment. This new medicine has the potential to … Continue reading

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