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EPA Media and Contract Freezes Do Not Impact Asbestos Cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reportedly continue pollution cleanup and construction projects despite orders from President Donald Trump's new administration to cease certain activities, according to the Associated Press, which cites the EPA transition team communications director for this information. This news will be welcomed by people impacted by...

Think Asbestos is Banned in the U.S.? Better Think Again.

Given the dangers associated with asbestos exposure, one would think that lawmakers would completely ban this dangerous material in the United States. Unfortunately, however, that is not the case - not by a long shot. In fact, while the dangers of asbestos have been known for years, you can still...

Asbestos Found in Gallbladders of Mesothelioma Patients

Italian researchers just published a new study of two deceased elderly patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma and problems with their gallbladders and biliary tracts, finding that asbestos was present in the victims' gallbladders and that analysis suggested that it had migrated there through connective tissue. The scientists wrote that observing...

Asbestos a Silent Danger in Our Schools

As U.S. children head back to school after winter break, too many of them will be returning to school buildings that contain asbestos. Unfortunately, it is well documented that aging schools present the risk of asbestos exposure to students, teachers, administrators, janitors and maintenance personnel. Historically, many of the building...

U.S. Still Allows Asbestos in Many Products

Many people logically assume that since the deadly health dangers of asbestos exposure are known, it must be banned in the U.S. This is a misconception. In reality, despite the high risks to human health, our government still allows the mineral in several products and uses. Failed Attempt at U.S....

Mesothelioma Study: Direct Chemo-Drug Delivery During Surgery

In the interest of many of our clients who suffer from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, we sometimes post about new medical research that has potential for helping to treat the devastating cancer. Baylor has announced the launch of a clinical research study that will evaluate a new chemotherapy-drug treatment protocol....

Canada Announces National Asbestos Ban by 2018

Last week, four federal ministers - those of health, science, environment and public procurement - announced at a press conference in Ottawa that the federal government would ban asbestos and products containing the deadly mineral by 2018. Canada will join more than 50 other countries who have already banned asbestos,...