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Ohio Asbestos Contractor Sent to Prison

An asbestos contractor company owner from Chardon, Ohio will be spending the next couple of years in prison thanks to his disregard for asbestos laws during a project he completed nearly 5 years ago.

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Asbestos Found at Maryland Pipe Blast Site

In a true example of just how far asbestos fibers can travel through the air, officials in Baltimore have found asbestos dust on the exterior of a Holiday Inn that is located across a busy road from where a steam pipe burst more than a week ago.

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Another Country Institutes Asbestos Ban – U.S. Waits

To date, more than 50 countries around the world have issued a total ban on asbestos. Now, Ukraine has been added to that lengthening list, its Ministry of Health recently confirming that the country’s ban is now in place.

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Chlor-Alkali Industry Still Using Asbestos Products

Despite that fact that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and many other agencies have declared that even a small amount of asbestos exposure is dangerous, the country’s chlor-alkali industry continues to push for exemptions that will allow them to carry Read More

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Power Company Employee Exposed to Asbestos & Mercury

A construction worker from New Hampshire’s Eversource Schiller Power Station filed a complaint with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration in mid-June, claiming that he was exposed to both hazardous asbestos and mercury while working at the plant, which is located in Portsmouth.

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Asbestos Accident Caused By Steam Pipe Explosion

An asbestos accident caused by a steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore resulted in the scattering of large amounts of rubble and debris, including that which contained dangerous asbestos.

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Austin Airport Employees Exposed to Asbestos

Employees of the Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas told a reporter at a local news station that they were exposed to asbestos during 2016 office renovations and that the airport administration ignored their concerns about the potentially deadly building material, which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

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Study Shows Asbestos Sprayers at Highest Risk for Mesothelioma

In Finland, as in many other countries around the world, asbestos products were used throughout a good portion of the 20th century. Workers encountered asbestos in many forms and it was used in myriad applications, including insulation.

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Asbestos Parts Found in Polaris Quad Bikes

Australia has recalled some 13,000 Polaris-brand quad bikes that were tested in the U.S. and found to contain parts that were manufactured using asbestos. These included brake pads, brake shoes, washers, and gaskets.

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Asbestos Hazards When Renovating Older Homes

As a homeowner…and one who’s quite handy around the house…it’s likely tempting to “do it yourself” when it comes to projects that need tackling but might cost a lot of money if they are subbed out to a professional.

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