Massachusetts AG Launches New Asbestos Protection Initiative

The Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently announced the launch of a new initiative to provide better protection against asbestos exposure. According to a press release from the office of Attorney General Maura Healey published on March 1, … Continue reading

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Mesothelioma Deaths Still on the Rise in U.S.

Mesothelioma is a very rare disease, and while most Americans have heard of it, the extent of their knowledge about mesothelioma is that it is caused by exposure to asbestos and that it is deadly. Thus, it may be puzzling … Continue reading

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Asbestos Exposure Risk Causes Oxford University to Close Building for Two Years

As of Monday, the building at Oxford University that houses the departments of zoology and experimental psychology will be closed for two years so that all threats of asbestos exposure may be eliminated. The Oxford Times reports that the building, … Continue reading

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State of Montana to Give $25M to Asbestos Victims

Last week, a Montana state court judge ruled in favor of more than 1,000 people or estates who claimed that officials from the W.R. Grace & Co. vermiculite mine failed to warn local residents of the dangers of asbestos exposure, … Continue reading

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Couple Names 199 Defendants in Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit

A West Virginia couple recently named 199 defendants in an asbestos exposure lawsuit, claiming that these parties are responsible for the exposure which caused the husband to develop lung cancer. While many people believe mesothelioma is a type of lung … Continue reading

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Washington State AG Charges Contractor of Lying About Asbestos Disposal

The Attorney General of Washington State has filed five felony charges against a contractor accused of falsifying documents related to the disposal of asbestos. In a press release published on December 29, the Washington State Office of the Attorney General … Continue reading

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Canadian Government to Announce Comprehensive Asbestos Ban

This week, the government of Canada plans to announce a full ban on asbestos in that country, aligning it with more than 50 other nations that have enacted asbestos bans. The United States is not one of those countries. The … Continue reading

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EPA Confirms Priority Review Status for Asbestos

When President Barack Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Act into law, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gained enhanced authority to evaluate chemicals and potential toxins that may pose a threat to human and environmental health and to regulate … Continue reading

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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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