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Lawsuit Against the EPA Could Affect Asbestos Litigation
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die due to asbestos-related diseases. Knowing this, in the early 1970s, asbestos insulation & sprayed asbestos materials were banned, and in 1977 asbestos joint compound was banned.  In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency...
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Significant New Use Rule has increased U.S. Asbestos Imports
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed the Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) to address harmful materials and their use in the United States. The new guidelines require notice to be given to the EPA before harmful substances, like asbestos,...
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Health Literacy Month: High-Risk Occupations with Asbestos Exposure
October is Health Literacy Month. This week, we will be focusing on occupations that often have a high risk of asbestos exposure. What are the High-Risk Occupations? Most asbestos exposure happens to those who work or have worked in an...
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Health Literacy Month: Prevent Asbestos Exposure
October is Health Literacy Month. Each week, we will be focusing on topics related to facts about asbestos and how to protect yourself and your loved-ones from exposure. This week is all about preventing asbestos exposure. What is Asbestos? Asbestos...
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Asbestos Exposure: A Global Problem
Many individuals fall into a common trap of believing that a problem only exists in a small, defined corner of the world. Whether this is due to hearing items on the local news or learning about tragic events anecdotally, it...
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LA Jury: $8.45 Million Verdict for Pipefitter’s Mesothelioma
  Our law firm has a strong history of fighting for pipefitters and their loved ones and survivors in the quest for recovery in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits for injuries from wrongful exposure to asbestos that resulted in...
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Steam Pipe Explosion Raises Asbestos Concerns
Residents in a New York City neighborhood are concerned about the risk of asbestos exposure after a steam pipe exploded due to underground pressure. The pipe was installed decades ago and people are worried that the pipe contained asbestos insulation...
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How Does Asbestos Cause Cancer? Researchers Are Learning More.
All forms of asbestos cause cancer when inhaled. Research dating back a century has irrefutably linked asbestos to mesothelioma and other diseases. Despite the wealth of knowledge on why asbestos fibers are dangerous and how asbestos fibers cause cancer, cutting-edge...
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Mesothelioma is a Rare, Fatal Form of Cancer Caused by Asbestos
Mesothelioma is a specific type of cancer overwhelmingly caused by exposure to asbestos. Specifically, mesothelioma is a cancer involving mesothelial cells that form the very thin linings/membranes surrounding and encasing the lungs, heart, abdominal cavity and gonads. These linings are...
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What Types of Cancer are Caused by Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring, fibrous mineral once used in many products due to its ability to resist heat. It was used for decades in textile products, automotive parts, home and commercial buildings, naval ships, and more. If asbestos is disturbed,...
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