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Steve McQueen’s widow fights for asbestos victims as star said it killed him

According to the United Kingdom Newspaper the Mirror, Steve McQueen was the King of Cool, a screen icon… and a victim of a killer disease. I wanted to revisit this 2009 article. It is just as relevant today as it … Continue reading

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USFS having difficulty hiring firefighters to suppress wildfires in area contaminated with asbestos

According to the site Wild Fires Today, the United States Forestry Service is having difficulty hiring firefighters to suppress wildfires in area contaminated with asbestos. The U.S. Forest Service is trying to fill positions on a very specialized 10-person wildland … Continue reading

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Asbestos Concerns in Rental Properties

A New York Times reader asked a question that is similar to many inquires we often receive at the Law Offices of Michael B. Serling. The question from the NY Times article is, “I am a rent-stabilized tenant living in … Continue reading

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New South Wales Australia Asbestos disease compensation claim processing times have more than ‘halved’

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, New South Wales Australia Asbestos disease compensation claim processing times have more than ‘halved’. The NSW government has reported the average processing time for people with insurance claims for dust diseases has fallen from … Continue reading

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Asbestos Killed Musician Warren Zevon — Now His Son Is Fighting to Ban It Once and for All

According to news source, LA Weekly, when we think of rockers from any era who left us before their time, we tend to follow the same well-worn script. Died young-ish? Clearly drugs, drink and Keith Richards–level hard living were to … Continue reading

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Asbestos requires careful demolition of old Sylva, North Carolina auto shop

According to ABC News Channel 13 in Western Carolina, what used to be an old automotive shop in Sylva is now a vacant lot. The building that used to stand along West Main Street housed the empty P&M Automotive business. … Continue reading

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Orange County California districts should be more aware of asbestos in schools, grand jury says

According to the Orange County Register News, local education leaders should make sure their staffers and contractors are aware of how to deal with hazardous materials and improve communication with the community regarding school construction projects, an Orange County Grand … Continue reading

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Asbestos-related cancer costs Canadians billions

According to Canada’s Globe and Mail Newspaper, a first-ever estimate of the toll of asbestos-related cancers on society pegs the cost of new cases at $1.7-billion per year in Canada, and notes that is likely an under-estimate. The economic burden … Continue reading

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Montreal Asbestos Activist

According to the Montreal Gazette, Helping to acknowledge and turn the tide on asbestos exposure, Kathleen Ruff will receive a medal of honor in Quebec’s National Assembly for her decade of work to stop Canada’s asbestos trade, work that some … Continue reading

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Lung Cancer Trial Stopped After Jimmy Carter Drug Shrinks Tumors

According to NBC News, researchers have stopped a study of a new lung cancer drug, saying it’s so effective they want to offer it to all the patients in the trial. The drug, Keytruda, is the same drug that former … Continue reading

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