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Toxic Pipe Insulation

Did Toxic Pipe Insulation Sicken Celanese Employee? Each year, some 3,000 Americans are stricken with mesothelioma. Most are over the age of 60; some quite a bit older. In addition, most are men that worked prior to 1980 in industries where the products they manufactured contained high levels of asbestos. Others came in contact with Read More

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Asbestos Study to Be Conducted

Asbestos Study Will Be Conducted at Former Beech Nut Plant Officials in Montgomery County, New York have hired a Long Island firm to conduct a survey of the remaining asbestos at the former site of the century-old Beech Nut baby food plant, which is located in the town of Canajoharie. The engineering firm will study Read More

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Dangerous Asbestos Site

Curious Tourists Visiting Dangerous Asbestos Site Wittenoom, Australia has been wiped off the map…literally. Australian cartographers don’t even place the Western Australian town on modern maps anymore as it’s no longer a municipality, and it doesn’t show up on some GPS maps either. That’s because the town was long ago obliterated by decades of blue Read More

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Company Puts Trump’s Face on Asbestos

Russian Company Puts Trump’s Face on Asbestos Product Uralasbest, a Russian asbestos company that operates a mine in the Ural Mountains, has placed Donald Trump’s image on pallets of asbestos, accompanied by the words, “Approved by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States.” It’s certainly an image that has prompted plenty of chuckles but, Read More

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J&J to Pay $550 Million in Asbestos Case

Jury Orders J&J to Pay $550 Million in Asbestos Case A Missouri jury has found in favor of 22 women who alleged that the talc-based products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, including its iconic Baby Powder, contain asbestos and caused their ovarian cancer. In response to the verdict, the company has been ordered to pay Read More

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VA Missions Act

Will New VA Missions Act Aid Vets with Asbestos Diseases? Since the release of the 2014 reports that exposed the ridiculous and disastrous amount of waiting time veterans faced when attempting to be treated at a VA facility, the administration has made attempts to improve the system. Later that year, they introduced the Veterans Choice Read More

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Colgate-Palmolive Talc Case

Settlement Reached in Colgate-Palmolive Talc Case Several Los Angeles area news outlets report that a settlement has been reached between a Whittier, California man and the Colgate-Palmolive Company in a case where alleged asbestos fibers in the company’s talcum products caused the victim to develop mesothelioma cancer. My News LA reports that Paul M. Garcia Read More

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Mesothelioma Action Day

Brits Prepare for Mesothelioma Action Day In Great Britain, the rate of mesothelioma is one of the highest in the world, second only to Australia, which has the worst record of asbestos diseases on the planet. To call attention to the plight of sufferers in that country, a Mesothelioma Action Day is held each year Read More

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Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Using Lynparza

First Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Using Lynparza to Begin Everyone has no doubt seen the commercials about immunotherapy and the positive results this relatively new form of cancer treatment is producing. Patients are living longer and dealing with far fewer side effects than those caused by harsher treatments like chemotherapy. Yes, there are certainly side effects Read More

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Peacetime Veteran with Asbestos Disease

Peacetime Veteran with Asbestos Disease Gets No VA Care Anyone who’s served in the U.S. military at any time is a veteran, right? So that means that veterans of all ages have equal access to care through the Veterans Administration, correct? Apparently not. Consider the story of Richard Cook, who served in the U.S. Navy Read More

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