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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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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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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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Johnson & Johnson to Pay $72M in Talcum Powder-Related Cancer Case

According to usatoday.com, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer allegedly caused by using the company’s Baby Powder and other products that contained talc … 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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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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