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Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. It takes years, often decades, for mesothelioma to develop after a person…

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  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued the …
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Matt Adair

Loyola's graduates have distinguished themselves in a variety of endeavors- in law, in business, government, and public service. The…

Asbestos in the roof

Ten states in the U.S. and Washington, DC, have sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to tighten oversight rules on the use of asbestos and reduce its risk to the public. The EPA has previously denied a petition by the states to…

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The full extent of the contamination of cancer-causing material like asbestos in cosmetics is unknown by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration and health advocates are alarmed that laws do not exist requiring the testing of makeup and other beauty industry products. Concern was elevated with the…

Ethylene Oxide

Lake County (Ill.) Health Department officials are in the process of measuring levels of ethylene oxide near companies in the northern suburbs. The cancer-causing chemical is used for the sterilization of equipment by Medline Industries in Gurnee and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Waukegan.…

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid using cosmetics sold by Claire’s Stores and Beauty Plus Global after the agency found makeup products containing asbestos, a cancer-causing material for which there is no safe level of exposure.

Products that tested…

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that residents living within a mile and a half of…

Doctor examining x-ray of mesothelioma patient

For the first time in 15 years, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new treatment for mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that has been proven to be caused by exposure to asbestos. The NovoTTF-100L…

Danger sign, contains asbestos fibers

Internal memos from Environmental Protection Agency scientists and lawyers recommending an outright ban of asbestos in the United States were disregarded by E.P.A. senior officials, The New York Times reports. A rule instituted in April…