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Asbestos-Containing Gemstones Sold at New-Age Stores
Gemstones sold at new-age stores in Australia have been recalled due to the inclusion of asbestos. A green-black gemstone, serpentine, that some believe can “detox the body and alleviate diabetes,” has been recalled due to it containing asbestos. The gemstones...
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Swiss Billionaire Sentenced for Hundreds of Asbestos-Related Deaths in Italy
Stephan Schmidheiny, a Swiss billionaire, was sentenced to 12 years in jail for aggravated manslaughter after his company exposed hundreds of people to asbestos. Schmidheiny was a main shareholder in the cement production company Eternit Italia. He was found guilty...
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Hess Corp Reaches Agreement for Mesothelioma Victims
After years of litigation, the Hess Corporation agreed to settle hundreds of asbestos exposure lawsuits filed on the island of St. Croix. The company will establish a $106 million trust for victims, their surviving family members, and those that may...
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Four Recently Recalled Products by the FDA That Could Be In Your Home
Potato Chips Frito-Lay today issued a voluntary recall of a limited number – 146 bags – of 13 oz. and 15 5/8 oz. of Lay’s Classic Potato Chips that may contain undeclared milk ingredients from sour cream and onion potato...
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New Law Will Give the FDA More Power Over Cosmetics Industry
The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) has the potential to protect Americans from asbestos in beauty products. The law will increase the reach of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cosmetics. Those in favor of MoCRA...
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Johnson & Johnson Attempts 2nd Fraudulent Bankruptcy Claim
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) have attempted, for the second time, to resolve talc lawsuits by having and subsidiary file for Chapter 11. This fraud is “designed to deny plaintiffs just compensation.” J&J defied a January appeals court rejection of their...
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EPA asks Residents with Indiana Plastics Fire Debris on their Properties to Call Them
On April 11, 2023, a plastics fire at a warehouse spewed hydrogen cyanide, benzene, and asbestos into the air in Richmond, Indiana. The EPA  found asbestos in debris that fell in surrounding neighborhoods up to 1.5 miles from the fire. The Environmental...
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New Technology Promises Safer Conditions for Workers
Traditionally, asbestos surveying and detection has been reliant on samples of suspected asbestos-containing materials being sent to laboratories for analysis or consultants collecting samples on-site and performing a manual count of fibers. Collecting samples to test for asbestos is very...
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Lung Cancer Vaccine: Could it Lead to a Mesothelioma Vaccine?
CIMAvax-EGF is a new lung cancer treatment that “harnesses the body’s immune system to fight lung cancer.” They began testing the drug in 2017; another trial is testing the drug for the prevention of lung cancer in patients who are...
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FDA Recalls EzriCare and Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers and health care practitioners in early February 2023, not to purchase and to immediately stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears or Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears due to potential bacterial contamination. Using these contaminated...
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