$7.7M in New York Asbestos Verdict

The family of a Fayetteville-Manlius school bus driver won $7.7 million last week in their asbestos trial against a bus manufacturer, making it one the the largest asbestos verdicts ever, Syracuse Media reports. According to court documents, Lewis Nash, of Manlius, New York, was a school bus driver for close to four decades. During that time, he was […]

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Mesothelioma Patients Show Higher Risk for Blood Clots, Strokes

Recent studies indicate the people with mesothelioma have a heightened risk of having a stroke and developing blood clots, according to scientists at the Ataturk Education, as well as the Research Hospital and Hacettepe University Medical Faculty. According to to the studies, which researched people with mesothelioma from 2008 to 2014, patients with mesothelioma have a heightened risk […]

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Watch Out for Asbestos in Artificial Christmas Snow

Artificial Christmas snow has been around for decades. Dating back to the 19th century, it’s been used in a variety of settings to simulate snow when the real thing was not available. In the beginning, cotton was used to make fake snow, but around 1928, an article written by a firefighter advised people to stop using cotton as […]

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Asbestos Exposure Prompt Stamford Police to File Notices

Warning signs posted on the Stamford, Connecticut police station last week has prompted 51 officers to file notices with the Worker’s Compensation Commission. The warning signs indicate that not only is there asbestos in the police station, but the amount is so high that it can cause cancer. According to news reports, there are 17 asbestos “hot […]

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Vegetable Compound Attacks Mesothelioma Cells

According to a recent study performed by French researchers, a compound commonly found in vegetables, PEITC, may help to not only diminish the harsh side of effects of popular mesothelioma treatments, but also effectively battle malignant pleural mesothelioma cancer cells. The new study, which was published in the Oncotarget, a scientific medical publication, suggests that PEITC is […]

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Libby Health Risks Decline After EPA Cleanup

After 400 asbestos-related deaths in the last decade alone and 2,000 additional diagnosed cases of asbestos-related illnesses in Libby, Montana, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally released its 328-page health assessment report on the city this Monday. The report indicates that the cleanup efforts in Libby have significantly helped to reduce the chance of more residents becoming […]

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Taconite Workers at Risk for Fatal Illnesses

For six years, the University of Minnesota (UMN) has been studying the relationship between Iron Range (taconite) workers and their risk of developing life-threatening diseases. After $4.9 million put into research, experts have determined that these workers have a higher risk of developing malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, and heart disease when compared to Minnesota’s general population. […]

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Environmental Asbestos Affects Women More than Men

A new study suggests that women who lived around a plant in Italy, a plant that once used asbestos heavily, are more susceptible to developing mesothelioma. In fact, although the plant workers were also affected, close to 50% of the mesothelioma cases stem from environmental exposure as opposed to occupational exposure. According to the study, which was […]

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