Asbestos Settlement Of $80 Million Reached For Kansas Courthouse Workers

Jackson County, Kansas, employees were awarded $80 million in a class-action settlement brought forth by two former workers who are concerned about the negative impact asbestos exposure will have on their health in the future. Both plaintiffs, as well as all the workers involved, were potentially exposed to asbestos the Jackson County courthouse. The Kansas […]

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Why Do People Still Ignore Asbestos Dangers?

Although a number of older buildings and homes in the United States contain asbestos, many people still ignore its dangers, or are simply unaware that it still poses a threat.   Each month, more and more reports surface about people working in older homes, whether it be plumbing and pipework, roofing, breaking down walls, or repairing older appliances, […]

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University Of Maryland’s Asbestos Problem: 90 Buildings Still Contain The Dangerous Mineral

The University of Maryland (UM) in College Park, Maryland, constructed during a time when asbestos-containing materials were frequently used, has around 90 buildings on campus that still contain asbestos, despite numerous inquiries and complaints from parents. UM’s student publication, Diamondback, reports that five of the 90 buildings infected with asbestos on campus are so dangerous […]

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‘Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016’ Introduced By U.S. Senator

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, one of the strongest advocates for asbestos victims, introduced a new law that she’s hoping will be passed, which will help extradite the ban on asbestos use in the nation. The new act, entitled Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016, would mandate that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop all manufacturing, use, […]

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South Dakota Schools May Have Asbestos In Drinking Water

A total of 23 schools in the Rapid City, South Dakota school district have asbestos within theirs walls, ceilings, and other areas. The district is now concerned that asbestos may possibly in the schools’ drinking water, as pipes were once coated with the mineral. In turn, the district ordered tests on all of the water fixtures in […]

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