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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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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