New York Family Wins $1.42 in Mesothelioma Lawsuit

After almost two weeks, a manufacturer based out of Chicago, Illinois was found guilty in an asbestos lawsuit in which a Cheektowaga, New York man developed mesothelioma after serving in the military. The trial, which took place in Buffalo, New York, found enough evidence that proved that asbestos manufacturer’s gaskets was the main cause of the […]

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Idaho Transportation Dept. Places People At Risk Over Asbestos Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined Idaho’s Department of Transportation (ITD) after noticing that they violated several federal asbestos laws. This week, ITD settled the asbestos issue with the EPA, but it came after they already put  lot of people in danger by ignoring mandated asbestos regulations. According to a statement released by the EPA, the […]

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Millions of Children Are At Risk of Developing Mesothelioma

A recent study indicates that at least seven million children in the UK alone are exposed to asbestos just by simply walking into a school building. The same problem remains in the United States, as thousands of school buildings that were built with asbestos-containing products are still in use today. Per the UK’s Freedom of Information […]

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Why Asbestos is Still Used

Although over 100,000 people worldwide are still dying each year from asbestos-related illnesses, asbestos is still being used in numerous products. While some countries have completely banned the use of asbestos, the United States still allows it in many products, and accounts for around 10,000 asbestos-related deaths per day. Why is Asbestos Being Used? According […]

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Aspirin May Prevent or Delay Mesothelioma

A recent report indicates that taking an aspirin per day may prevent mesothelioma from developing or help delay its growth once the disease has already started to develop. According to a study performed by the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, aspirin has the capacity to hinder a molecule that plays a large role in the development […]

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More Asbestos Found in Childrens’ Crayons on Vermont Store Shelves

Earlier this month, an advocacy group tested numerous crayons found in nationwide chain stores and online for asbestos. Although the results indicate that several brands of crayons being sold contain asbestos, numerous Vermont stores, which promised to remove the crayons, are still carrying them on their store’s shelves. Bob Dain, owner of The Tiny Acorn toy store in […]

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Asbestos Found in Kids’ Crayons and Toys, Says Advocacy Group

A recent study indicates that several types of kids’ crayons, as well as certain toys, still contain asbestos. Although the amounts of asbestos found in these products weren’t especially high, it’s important for parents to know which products contain a mineral associated with life-threatening illnesses. The EWG Action Fund reports that it obtained 28 types of crayon […]

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Remodeling Your Home This Summer? Learn About Hidden Asbestos Dangers

There are numerous families that are opting to remodel their homes themselves instead of choosing a professional remodeling company in order to save on money. However, before you begin any remodeling projects, it’s important to understand the hidden dangers of asbestos and how it can affect you and your family. How Old is Your Home? […]

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Asbestos: Still Deadly in the U.S.

Although numerous proven studies have indicated that asbestos is a lethal mineral that’s extremely dangerous to human health, the United States still hasn’t completely banned it. A recent study indicates that people are still being exposed and still dying from the deadly mineral. The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Action Fund researchers obtained a recent report […]

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