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The BBC Settles with 11 Families over Mesothelioma Deaths of Former Employees
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has recently paid several families £1.64 million for the deaths of 11 former staff who were exposed to asbestos and died from mesothelioma, and asbestos-related cancer. The BBC staff that was exposed to asbestos held...
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$20 million Verdict for Mechanic Exposed to Asbestos by Ford Motor Company
A Missouri court jury heard opening statements for a lawsuit from a former mechanic, Bill Trokey, exposed to asbestos from Ford Motor Company’s auto parts from 1960 to 1968. Mr. Trokey was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2020. Mr. Trokey stated...
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The EPA looks to finally ban asbestos in the United States
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new proposed rule to finally ban the use of all asbestos. Asbestos is a carcinogen that is still used in the U.S. and kills many thousands of Americans every year. The proposed rule...
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Johnson & Johnson: Asbestos Experiment on Inmates Comes to Light
In 1971, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) funded a study that injected 50 prisoners in Pennsylvania with asbestos. The purpose behind the study was to study the effect that talc and asbestos has on human skin and the differences between asbestos...
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Over 100 Students, Teachers, and Staff Diagnosed with Rare Cancers After Attending a New Jersey High School
Al Lupiano received a rare cancer diagnosis at the age of 27. His doctors found an abnormally large brain tumor and was diagnosed with Acoustic Neuroma (AN). His wife and sister were also diagnosed with cancer the same day; His...
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Everything You Need to Know About Social Security and Medicare
Social Security Social Security provides benefits to over 65 million Americans. They provide at least 50 percent of income for those 65 and older in the U.S. If you are looking to retire, you may have some questions about Social...
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Asbestos in everyday products
There was a time when asbestos was in nearly everything. It was inexpensive, relatively easy to find, and falsely believed by consumers and workers to be safe. Even today, there are still times when products you use every day could...
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Consumers and Unexpected Asbestos Exposure
While many people generally link asbestos exposure to mining, shipyards, factory work, construction or heavy industry, the unfortunate reality is that companies used the material in countless occupations and consumer products. Due to the heat-resistant nature of asbestos, organizations manufactured...
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Is a recent FDA white paper on talc testing too little and too late?
The FDA recently published a paper on asbestos testing in cosmetics written by the Interagency Working Group on Asbestos in Consumer Products (IWGACP), an agency they created. It was inspired by a public meeting on the subject in February of...
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Johnson & Johnson’s legal strategies see the light of day
Despite Johnson & Johnson's continuing efforts and legal maneuvers to minimize the financial damage caused by their talc-based products, high-profile news stories continue to document the link between the company's offerings and the negative and potentially deadly impact on consumers....
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