Spread Mesothelioma Awareness on Rare Disease Day USA

Rare Disease Day, a non-profit awareness day launched by EURORDIS and the Council of National Alliances, is on Feb. 28 every year. Rare diseases such mesothelioma aren’t as public and well-known as many other serious diseases, yet mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases are just as life-threatening. As a result, groups and charities from all across the world come […]

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Students’ Asbestos Exposure Leads to $1.8m Fine

Three former managers and executives of the Firm Build were fined a combined $1.8 million this month for exposing 65 people to asbestos, and subsequently found guilty of violating federal pollution laws. Many of the people exposed to the harmful substance were high school students who were visiting the now-abandoned Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, California, […]

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Over 100 Mesothelioma Cases Arise in Minnesota Iron Range Miners

An additional 21 cases of mesothelioma among Minnesota Iron Range miners was released this Tuesday. This brings the total mesothelioma to 101, reports the Minnesota Department of Public Health (MDH). Per news reports, a thorough, multi-year study on asbestos and mesothelioma performed by both MDH and the University of Minnesota connected the high rate of mesothelioma […]

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Michigan Asbestos Pollution Leads to Federal Convictions

In what’s being called one of the largest cases of asbestos pollution in Michigan, three people now face federal prison after releasing massive amounts of the toxic substance from a Comstock Township power generation facility. The defendants plead guilty this Wednesday to violating the Clean Air Act, as they stood in front of a judge in the Grand […]

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City of Michigan Sued Over Asbestos Exposure

One former employee and eight current employees of East Lansing, Michigan’s wastewater treatment plant filed a lawsuit against the city last month for asbestos and mercury exposure that reportedly occurred while working. According to court documents, the workers were exposed to asbestos and mercury on a daily basis at the City of East Lansing Wastewater Treatment […]

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Mesothelioma Treatment Shows Promise with Stem Cell Treatment

An international clinical trial that involves targeted mesothelioma cells released its findings last month, and currently, the results may show promise and hope to mesothelioma patients. According to reports, Verastem, a clinical trial biopharmaceutical company, released a report on Jan. 2014 that indicates phase II of the trial of the drug defactinib (VS-6063) was currently tested on […]

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W.R. Grace Trust Fund Opens

In Feb. of last year, W.R. Grace emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Starting this week, after more than 13 years, the company is now accepting claims under their reorganization plan, which aims to compensate property owners and claimants who’ve been injured by asbestos due to the company’s negligence. In April 2001, W.R. Grace filed for […]

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Stamford Police Unit Vacated After Asbestos Found

Asbestos testing paid for by the Stamford police union indicates that one unit in the Stamford, Connecticut police headquarters is littered with asbestos. Consequently, the unit has been cleared and evacuated. The testing last month comes after asbestos was found in the police department last year, resulting in hundreds of workers filing claims against the […]

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