Asbestos

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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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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Ready to Remodel an Older Home? Beware of Common Asbestos Locations
With housing prices as high as they currently are, many people are choosing to forego a newer home and remodeling an older home instead. While this option can be a fruitful and rewarding endeavor, it comes with its own share...
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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization – Global Asbestos Awareness Week
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) announced that this year Global Asbestos Awareness Week is April 1-7, 2022. The purpose of Global Asbestos Awareness Week is to educate people on asbestos use, preventing exposure, increasing compliance and enforcement of existing...
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