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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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Was I Exposed to Asbestos at Work?
As we mentioned in Monday’s post, workers in many different blue-collar trades are at risk for being exposed to asbestos at work. Construction workers, shipbuilders, even teachers can be at risk while on the job. While asbestos is a known...
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American Miners and Potential Asbestos Exposure
Among all of the blue-collar positions that Americans hold, mining is one of those most at risk for asbestos exposure on the job. Because asbestos and other natural minerals have been mined from our earth throughout the centuries, those that...
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Asbestos in Older Vehicle Parts
Whether you are an employed auto mechanic or an at home DIYer, repairing vehicles can be a dangerous task. Given that asbestos was used in brake and clutch assemblies, gaskets, and mufflers within older vehicles, mechanics risk exposure to the...
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Exposure to Asbestos During House Fires
Even though asbestos products and materials within older homes are not considered dangerous unless they are breaking down or falling apart, an event like a house fire could turn a relatively safe home into a very dangerous one. Not only...
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Kentucky Woman Blames Asbestos-Covered Clothing for her Cancer
Asbestos is a dangerous substance that affects many different kinds of individuals. You mostly hear about workers in many blue collar trades being diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases after being exposed on the job, but their family members are often at...
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Minnesota Miners at High Risk for Mesothelioma
Recently, twenty-one new cases of mesothelioma have been diagnosed among Minnesota mine workers. The Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota have been studying a group of 69,000 workers since the late 1990’s. Since then, eighty cases had...
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Sports Star Fears Asbestos-Related Disease
No matter if you are an automobile mechanic in the United States or a football star in the United Kingdom, workers across the world need to be made aware of the dangers of asbestos exposure on the job. Proper knowledge...
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Garlock Accused of Fraud after Controversial Trial
You might recall one of our May blog posts touching on the controversial Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy case that took place earlier this year. Many worry that the results of that controversial trial might make it more difficult for victims...
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Mesothelioma Caused by Secondary Asbestos Exposure
If you have been keeping up with the facts on our website, you might already be aware of the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma, a rare and incurable cancer that most often develops in the linings of the lungs, abdomen,...
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