Monthly Archives: February 2016

Asbestos in Old Homes: Information and Tips

Asbestos has been used in home construction for many years. Homes built prior to the 1970s may have several asbestos containing materials. Thisoldhouse.com provides some helpful information regarding how to identify and safely remove the asbestos materials from your home. … Continue reading

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Asbestos Dangers Still Lurking

According to usnews.com, health experts say asbestos continues to make us sick, despite the fact that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began banning asbestos in the 1970s. Asbestos is still found in older buildings and allowed in newly produced materials … Continue reading

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Canadian Federal Labor Minister Says She Will Consider Asbestos Ban

According to cbc.ca, the Canadian federal government is considering a ban of asbestos in construction projects. However, for now the government is just “monitoring the situation”. Asbestos has already been banned in Australia, New Zealand and the European Union, but … Continue reading

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Asbestos Found in Harvard Dorm Room

According to thecrimson.com, asbestos found in Harvard building materials recently forced at least one undergraduate to temporarily relocate out of his room in Winthrop House, although administrators say current levels of the asbestos material post no health problems to students. … Continue reading

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UK Teacher Died from Cancer

January 22, 2016 According to theguardian.com, a primary school teacher who contracted cancer after decades of exposure to asbestos used as pinboards for children’s artwork died after a three-year battle with mesothelioma. Elizabeth Belt released in a detailed statement before … Continue reading

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Flint Family Wants Answers After Legionnaires’ Death

According to mlive.com, A woman whose husband died of Legionnaires disease at a Flint hospital in August now fears the city’s water may have caused his death. Terri Nelson of Flushing said, “I’m just angry,” in response to learning that … Continue reading

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