Iowa School District Faces Possible Asbestos Lawsuit

A Cedar Rapids, Iowa school district faces a possible asbestos lawsuit after officials found that a contractor broke state and federal laws while performing an asbestos abatement project last year at Washington High School. The Gazette reports that earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) determined that while a contractor worked on an abatement project between […]

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Mesothelioma Tissue Bank to Get $5.5M Grant

The National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank (NMVB) is scheduled to receive $5.5 million in grant funding to help it continue to fight for a cure for mesothelioma. According to Grants.gov, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) plans to provide the fund, which will last throughout 2021. The grant comes at a much-needed time for NMVB […]

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After 17 Years, Libby Asbestos Cleanup is Almost Complete

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that after almost 17 years, the asbestos cleanup project in Libby, Montana is nearly complete. On February 8, the EPA announced that in connection with the state of Montana, the final cleanup work in Libby, Montana, a town associated with some of the highest rates of asbestos-related […]

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Ford Motor Company Spent $40M in Attempt to Change Asbestos Science

An investigative study conducted by VICE News and the Center for Public Integrity has uncovered that automobile giant Ford Motor Company paid out close to $40 million in an attempt to change the science of asbestos after losing lawsuits to employees and contractors over asbestos in brakes. Vice News reports that in 2001, board-certified toxicologist and industrial hygienist […]

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Mesothelioma Lawsuit: San Francisco Family’s Case Reinstated

A San Francisco state appeals court  reinstated a previously dismissed mesothelioma lawsuit on Monday, filed by the family of a man who served in the military and worked at a Navy construction center where he was allegedly exposed to asbestos, and subsequently died. According to court records, Gene Lepore worked as a civilian trainer for the Naval Construction Battalion Center at […]

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Florida Firefighters Face Asbestos By Their Own Department

Firefighters in Orlando, Florida claim their own department placed them in harm’s way after ordering them to work in an asbestos-filled abandoned apartment, that was scheduled to be used as a burning building for training. WFTV ABC 9 reports that the Orange County Fire Department allegedly didn’t inform their firefighters that an apartment building on […]

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Asbestos Myths Exposed

Although most people today understand that asbestos is a dangerous mineral, there are still some misconceptions about just how dangerous it is and how easy it is to unknowingly come into contact with it. I’ll avoid asbestos because I know what it looks like Many pictures online (and older movies) portray asbestos as a white, snow-like substance, […]

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