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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 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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A Brief History of Asbestos Regulation

According to the Detroit Free Press, by the numbers: 7,607: The number of notifications to MIOSHA about asbestos abatement projects in fiscal 2015. That’s double the 3,623 in fiscal 2010. 223: The number of licensed asbestos contractors in Michigan in … Continue reading

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Detroit Edison ‘Mighty Marysville’ plant imploded

According to the Detroit Free Press, samples of dust that landed in Canada after the implosion of the former Marysville DTE power plant in late 2015 have tested negative for asbestos. Kate Jordan, a spokeswoman for the Ontario Ministry of … Continue reading

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Factory Owner Admits Exposing Workers to Asbestos

According to democratandchronicle.com, an Avon man has admitted that he knowingly subjected untrained workers – including a 16-year-old boy – to asbestos at a Rochester warehouse, court records show. Anastasio “Taso” Kolokouris, 32, pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating federal Clean … Continue reading

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Gene Study Uncovers ‘spectrum of mutations’ in Mesothelioma

According to medicalnewstoday.com, a new study identifies previously unknown genetic alterations behind mesothelioma. The findings include some mutations that may serve as new target for treatment and others that could help improve the diagnosis, screening and prediction of outcomes for … Continue reading

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Asbestos-linked Cancer on the Rise in Canada

According to theglobeandmail.com, recently updated figures from Statistics Canada show the number of cases and deaths from mesothelioma have continued to rise and show no signs of abating. There have been thousands of cases and deaths related to occupational asbestos … Continue reading

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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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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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