From asbestos findings and litigation, to mesothelioma research and treatment advances, there seems to be no end to the number of interesting and informative news from the U.S. and around the world.

Each week, Cooney & Conway searches the Internet to bring you the latest news and features relating to mesothelioma and the asbestos industry.

This week, asbestos concerns arise after a ceiling collapse in a concert hall, a plan by engineers in Michigan to contain asbestos dust while bringing down an old mill smokestack, and an investigation reveals asbestos among the ingredients of makeup powder for teens.

Ceiling collapse sparks asbestos fears and forces concert to move

A section of roof in a concert hall in England unexpectedly collapsed prompting asbestos fears.


Investigation reveals asbestos is children’s makeup powder

This Week in Mesothelioma and Asbestos NewsAn investigation by a North Carolina television news station revealed four heavy metals and asbestos among the ingredients in a new makeup powder designed for young teens.


Sappi smokestack asbestos containment plan

Engineers in Muskegon, MI, say they are confident no asbestos dust will reach nearby neighborhoods when they bring down one of the remaining smokestacks on the old paper mill site.



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