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March 2014 Archives

Natural gas explosion leads to asbestos problems

If one were to believe the defense lawyers for the asbestos industry, the "crisis" of asbestos is over. The product has been banned from many uses in the United States since the early 1990s, and many of the deaths attributed to asbestos induced mesothelioma in the last three or four...

Defective Medical Drugs: Acetaminophen

Researchers found the outcome of acetaminophen use in pregnant women 'worrisome' according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. An international group of researchers led by Dr. Jorn Olsen, at the University of Aarhus, in Denmark, found a strong correlation between acetaminophen (found in common painkillers like Tylenol) use among...

Apartment residents evicted by asbestos

This news story comes from Denver, but it just as well could have occurred in a suburb of Los Angeles or virtually any town in California or the United States. Individuals who lived in an apartment received the shocking news in February that they had to be out of their...

Do you feel lucky, asbestos contractor?

Yes, most of the time they do, at least in many parts of the country. A recent investigation by the Des Moines Register found that in Iowa, there were only two inspectors to handle the 4,500 asbestos abatement projects throughout the state. The two inspectors enforce different asbestos regulations, one...