Tag Archives: mesothelioma

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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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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Woman Pleads Guilty to Concealing Mississippi Queen Asbestos

According to washingtontimes.com, A San Francisco woman faces up to two years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after pleading guilty to a federal charge that she didn’t tell Louisiana regulators about asbestos in the Mississippi … 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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OSHA News Release

According to OSHA.gov, an Illinois construction companies, manager faces nearly $2M in fines for exposing workers to known asbestos hazards. Workers removing floor tiles, insulation, and other materials at what was once an elementary school, were unaware they were being … Continue reading

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Health Canada has Updated Information Regarding Asbestos

JULY 2015, CTVNews.ca has reported that Health Canada has updated the information on its website regarding asbestos, now stating: “exposure to the substance in any form is dangerous.” According to the article, the website used to state that asbestos can … Continue reading

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Electronic Smelling Device… Early Diagnosis for Mesothelioma?

Australian researchers have successfully used an electronic nose in a diagnostic breath test diagnosis of mesothelioma, which is caused by exposure to asbestos, according to ABC.net, (the Austrailian Broadcasting Company). University of New South Wales researchers have modified an “electronic … Continue reading

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Former Chrysler plant site asbestos project manager charged with illegal practices

The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged a project manager overseeing removal of asbestos from a former Chrysler factory in Detroit with a felony for failing to remove the material safely. According to an article published in the Detroit News, a complaint … Continue reading

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