Tag Archives: lung cancer and asbestosis

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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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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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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Asbestos contractors hire homeless

According to the Detroit Free Press, a Bay City contractor recruited workers at a homeless shelter and paid them cash to remove pipes wrapped in insulation made with asbestos. The workers had no training, no protective gear, no water to … 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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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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