Illinois Among Nation’s Leaders in Asbestos Deaths from 1999-2013

Illinois Among Nation’s Leaders in Asbestos Deaths from 1999-2013

November 9, 2018

The state of Illinois landed high on a dubious list of 15 states that combined for over 100,000 asbestos-related deaths during a 15-year period from 1999-2013.

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Asbestos Imports Surge as Carcinogen Remains Legal in US

Asbestos Imports Surge as Carcinogen Remains Legal in US

October 25, 2018

The amount of asbestos imported into the United States increased by nearly 2,000 percent between July and August this year, according to new government data analyzed by Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and Environmental Working Gro

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Disaster Survivors Face Asbestos Exposure Risks

Disaster Survivors Face Asbestos Exposure Risks

September 25, 2018

Hundreds of survivors and first responders from a deadly fire at Grenfell Tower in London could be at risk of asbestos poisoning and will need to be monitored, a health services official warned.

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The Danger of Asbestos in Schools

Asbestos in Schools: Myth vs. Fact

August 22, 2018

As your children begin a new school year, it can be reassuring to separate fact from myth when it comes to asbestos and schools.

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Asbestos Found in Playskool Crayons, Advocacy Group Claims

Asbestos Found in Playskool Crayons, Advocacy Group Claims

August 9, 2018

A consumer advocacy group is calling on Dollar Tree and other retailers to pull a popular brand of crayons they say contains toxic levels of asbestos, a material found to cause mesothelioma and other deadly types of lung canc

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USDA HQ Workers Voice Concerns About Office Hazards

USDA HQ Workers Voice Concerns About Office Hazards

May 22, 2018

Employees at the USDA Washington headquarters have expressed concerns about being exposed to cancer-causing materials during an office asbestos and lead abatement.

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Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Recovered in Maritime Asbestos Case

Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Recovered in Maritime Asbestos Case

May 21, 2018

Cooney & Conway has resolved a multi-million-dollar maritime asbestos case on behalf of a Michigan man who contracted mesothelioma more than 50 years after working on ore boats for two summers in his youth.

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Mass. VA Hospital Knowingly Exposed Vets, Employees to Asbestos, Special Counsel Says

Mass. VA Hospital Knowingly Exposed Vets, Employees to Asbestos, Special Counsel Says

May 2, 2018

The U.S. Special Counsel sent letters to Congress and the President on Tuesday notifying them of an asbestos exposure issue at a VA hospital in Massachusetts.

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Asbestos Among Chemicals to Be Reviewed by EPA

Asbestos Among Chemicals to Be Reviewed by EPA

October 23, 2017

Asbestos has been listed among ten chemicals The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will evaluate for potential health and environmental risks under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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Top 5 industries at risk for asbestos exposure

Top 5 Industries at Risk for Asbestos Exposure

August 2, 2017

Americans who worked in factories, shipyards, construction, mining, and railroads had no idea asbestos would eventually lead to diseases such as mesothelioma.

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