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Mesothelioma Inspiration: Hope Blooms

We are always surprised by how much a bouquet of freshly-blooming tulips or a field of wildflowers can rejuvenate our senses and restore hope in our hearts. While their beauty is fleeting, it can make all the difference on a dark day.

The real asbestos fraud

The great disingenuous that accompanies much of the asbestos industries attempt to defend the indefensible arises from the fact that because individual asbestos fibers are so small, less than 0.02 microns in diameter, and are a mineral fiber and not technically "manufactured," they didn't come with serial numbers or other identifying characteristics.

This makes it difficult for victims of asbestosis or mesothelioma "prove" that the particular fibers that lodged in their body and triggered the development of the cancer in the plural lining of their lungs, belong to one company. The companies then play the game of blaming the victim for not knowing where the source of their disease. 

Residents Alerted to Asbestos Discovery in Oregon Neighborhood

Oregon residents in the city of Hillsboro received a summer surprise when they were alerted to asbestos exposure in the neighborhood near the corner of SE Ninth Avenue and SE Maple Street. Five houses purchased to make way for a new parking area were discovered to contain asbestos after several phases of inspections.

New South Wales Investigates Mr. Fluffy Asbestos in Homes

The New South Wales government has announced that it is offering free inspections within homes built before 1980 in 14 local government areas. The residences, located in the southwest area of the Australian state, are believed to contain "Mr. Fluffy" loose-fill asbestos insulation.

You could eat it for breakfast....

New uses of asbestos in much of the industrialized world have been reduced. The EU has banned the material and in the U.S., concerns over liability have reduced its application. Of course, in the U.S., it can still be found a wide variety of locations and uses throughout the country.

But the product is just so useful, attractive and profitable that businesses cannot stop themselves from selling it elsewhere. In India, with approximately 800,000 poor who live on less than $1.25, one might ask if some type of permanent shelter is not better than any shelter. However, if the answer includes is asbestos materials, then assuredly it is not. 

Improper Asbestos Removal at School for the Blind Site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently investigating the possibility of improper asbestos removal at the site of the former Michigan School for the Blind. The investigation has followed after Michigan construction company, MAC Contracting, LLC, was accused of improperly and unsafely removing asbestos materials from the school.

Asbestos Use Rises in India Despite Protests

Despite hundreds of asbestos and medical professionals advising India against the use of the substance, government officials continue to condone and encourage asbestos use in commercial and residential construction projects within the country.

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