Indiana Town Sues State Agency Over Alleged Asbestos Cover-Up

These days, most everybody knows that the mineral asbestos, in all its forms, is extremely hazardous to human health and that asbestos exposure may cause mesothelioma, other cancers, and additional illnesses. Most people also know that it is illegal to … Continue reading

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Family of Deceased Auto Mechanic Awarded $12.5M in Asbestos Lawsuit

Though asbestos has been widely banned in the United States for decades, it is a fact that there are still some industries and occupations where individuals face a particularly high risk of asbestos exposure, which may cause them to develop … Continue reading

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L.A. Jury Returns Largest Recorded Award in Asbestos Talc Lawsuit

On October 26, a Los Angeles jury found in favor of a man who blames his mesothelioma diagnosis on exposure to asbestos in talc-based cosmetic products, ruling that a talc supplier neglected to protect consumers and ordering them to pay … Continue reading

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WA Asbestos Removal Trainer Admits to Falsifying Certifications

The owner of a Kent, Washington company that provides government-mandated asbestos training for construction firms has pleaded guilty to taking money to falsify certifications for individuals who did not participate in classes. According to a press release published by the … Continue reading

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Senator Introduces New Bill to Ban Asbestos in U.S.

A California Senator who has long been a vocal advocate for asbestos exposure and mesothelioma victims recently introduced a new bill which seeks to bring about a total ban of asbestos in the United States. On September 28, Senator Barbara … Continue reading

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Encasing Asbestos in Soil May Not Be as Safe as Previously Believed

By now, the dangers of asbestos exposure are well-known and extensively documented. Asbestos, the name for a group of minerals, was prized throughout history for a range of applications. Now, it is a globally-acknowledged fact that exposure to asbestos may … Continue reading

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CA Senator pushes EPA to Act on Asbestos Risks

Last week, a Democratic Senator from California echoed the sentiments expressed earlier this summer by the Environmental Working Group (EWD) when she urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take a stronger and more proactive approach to asbestos regulation … Continue reading

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U.S. Steel gets Second Fine for Asbestos Exposure in Five Years

Earlier this month, U.S. Steel Corp was fined $170,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) after investigations showed that workers at a facility in Pittsburgh were exposed to asbestos in February and in March of 2016. The … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Shipyard gets Massive Fine for Asbestos, Lead Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed a fine of nearly $1.4 million for a Wisconsin shipyard company found to have committed multiple egregious violations in exposing workers to asbestos and lead without their knowledge and without proper … Continue reading

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Environmental Working Group calls on EPA to increase Asbestos Regulation

Now that the United States’ chemical laws have been updated for the first time since 1976, the advocacy group the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin their investigations into the 10 chemicals … Continue reading

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