Monthly Archives: January 2016

Flint Hospital Suspected River, Legionnaires’ Disease Link

According to cbsnews.com, the head of a Flint hospital that found Legionnaires’ disease bacteria in its water system more than a year ago said he and experts suspected the Flint River was a likely source of the contaminant. Don Kooy, … Continue reading

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Asbestos Waste Piling Up With Fewer Places to Put it

Asbestos is still a worldwide problem. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, about 20 kilograms (about 44 pounds) of asbestos-contaminated waste is generated for every person in Australia, and the problem is growing. With “no good plans” to deal with … Continue reading

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Asbestos found at a School Building Site

According to wusa9.com, concern is growing after asbestos was discovered at the future site of a Montgomer County Middle School in Bethseda, Md. Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods are becoming increasing concerned as crews in hazmat suits started removing the … Continue reading

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Telecommunications Workers at Risk for Exposures to Asbestos Containing Products

A new article from npr.org states that telecommunications workers nationwide are at risk for exposures to asbestos containing products. The article, mainly focused on a recent victim to a rare case of mesothelioma, talks about how he worked with asbestos … Continue reading

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