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Steve Koek is the Digital Marketing Manager at Cooney & Conway, and is responsible for the administration of the firm's web site and social media platforms. He can be reached at skoek@cooneyconway.com or through LinkedIn

 

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Ethylene Oxide Levels Being Measured in Lake County

Ethylene Oxide Levels Being Measured in Lake County

June 11, 2019

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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FDA: Asbestos Found in Cosmetics in Clair’s Stores, Beauty Plus Global

FDA: Asbestos Found in Cosmetics in Clair’s Stores, Beauty Plus Global

June 10, 2019

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.

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EPA: Residents within 1.5 miles of Willowbrook Sterigenics plant had up to 10 times higher risk of cancer

EPA: Residents within 1.5 miles of Willowbrook Sterigenics plant had up to 10 times higher risk of cancer

June 3, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that residents living within a mile and a half of the Sterigenics plant in suburban Willowbrook had 10 times the risk of cancer than the agency deems acceptable.

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Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA, First in 15 Years

Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA, First in 15 Years

May 30, 2019

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.

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Asbestos Removal Delays Aurora Hotel Demolitions

Asbestos Removal Delays Aurora Hotel Demolitions

May 29, 2019

The planned demolition of two hotels in suburban Aurora have been delayed while city officials seek to re-bid the contract to remove asbestos from the building before tearing them down.

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