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WHO Labels Talc as ‘Probably Carcinogenic,’ Raising Cancer Concerns
WHO Labels Talc as ‘Probably Carcinogenic,’ Raising Cancer Concerns

Mary Pieper
3 mins read - July 8, 2024

The World Health Organization on Friday stated talc is “probably carcinogenic,” based on a study by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).The study,...

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Seattle Area Asbestos Removal Contractor Fined $800K For Safety Violations
Seattle Area Asbestos Removal Contractor Fined $800K For Safety Violations

Mary Pieper
3 mins read - May 23, 2024

An asbestos removal contractor in the Seattle area is facing nearly $800,000 in government fines for not following health and safety procedures, exposing employees and homeowners...

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Study Linking Asbestos Talc, Ovarian Cancer Puts Pressure on J&J
Study Linking Asbestos Talc, Ovarian Cancer Puts Pressure on J&J

Mary Pieper
3 mins read - May 22, 2024

New research linking the application of talc powder to the genitals and ovarian cancer could be a challenge to Johnson & Johnson as the company attempts to settle thousands of...

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Healing Heroes: Expanding VA Support for Asbestos-Exposed Veterans
Healing Heroes: Expanding VA Support for Asbestos-Exposed Veterans

Mary Pieper
3 mins read - February 26, 2024

The Department of Veterans Affairs has significantly broadened VA health care eligibility for those exposed to toxic substances such as asbestos during military service. This...

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EPA Seeks Public Input for Asbestos Risk Evaluation
EPA Seeks Public Input for Asbestos Risk Evaluation

Rachel Sasser
2 mins read - August 3, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday a call for public feedback on important technical details for a revised asbestos risk assessment. This...

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Study Reveals Strong Link Between Low-Level Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer
Study Reveals Strong Link Between Low-Level Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer

Jean Brannum
2 mins read - June 14, 2022

A recent study led by the University of California, Irvine (UCI) sheds light on the relationship between prolonged exposure to low levels of radon and the heightened risk of lung...

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More than 9,000 Americans die yearly from asbestos exposure, latest data shows
More than 9,000 Americans die yearly from asbestos exposure, latest data shows

Matthew Davis
3 mins read - July 21, 2021

The diseases caused by asbestos exposure have claimed the lives of thousands of people over the years, and continue to do so with the lack of action to totally ban the use of...

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CNN chief anchor Amanpour reveals cancer diagnosis, surgery
CNN chief anchor Amanpour reveals cancer diagnosis, surgery

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - July 18, 2021

Amanpour says she made her diagnosis public not only for transparency but also to highlight the importance of an early diagnosis and to “urge women to educate themselves on this...

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Guilty Plea in Asbestos Release Case at Former IBM Site
Guilty Plea in Asbestos Release Case at Former IBM Site

John Edwards
2 mins read - May 21, 2021

In a significant legal development, a New York man has pleaded guilty to a Clean Air Act violation after negligently releasing asbestos during abatement at a former IBM site. Roger...

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Researcher: Burying Asbestos in Sludge Is Not as Safe as We Thought
Researcher: Burying Asbestos in Sludge Is Not as Safe as We Thought

Cameron Ayers
3 mins read - April 23, 2021

EPA’s long-used method of dealing with asbestos-contaminated sites — burying it in sludge to prevent the cancerous fibers from becoming airborne — could carry serious...

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Decline in Asbestos Suits Escalated in 2020, Report Finds
Decline in Asbestos Suits Escalated in 2020, Report Finds

Cameron Ayers
3 mins read - April 8, 2021

Asbestos-based litigation continued its downward cycle in 2020, likely fueled by the pandemic, according to a consulting firm’s annual report.KCIC’s “Asbestos Litigation: 2020 Year...

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Survey Says Over Half of Cargo Ships Still Contain Asbestos
Survey Says Over Half of Cargo Ships Still Contain Asbestos

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - April 7, 2021

More than half of all cargo vessels in use today contain asbestos, according to an estimate from a maritime compliance company.Singapore-based Maritec made the startling claim in...

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Research: Mesothelioma Is Being Diagnosed Later and in More Women
Research: Mesothelioma Is Being Diagnosed Later and in More Women

Rachel Sasser
2 mins read - April 1, 2021

A recent review of mesothelioma patient trends over the decades reveals that the disease is being diagnosed later in life, that overall survival is improving and that significantly...

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Report: Mesothelioma Is Being Diagnosed in More Women and Later in Life
Report: Mesothelioma Is Being Diagnosed in More Women and Later in Life

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - April 1, 2021

A recent review of mesothelioma patient trends over the decades reveals that the disease is being diagnosed later in life, that overall survival is improving, and that...

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Senate Sets April 1-7 as National Asbestos Awareness Week
Senate Sets April 1-7 as National Asbestos Awareness Week

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - March 26, 2021

The U.S. Senate has designated the first week of April as National Asbestos Awareness Week to call public attention to the carcinogen’s risks.This comes in the form of a resolution...

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Report: Industry-Funded Asbestos Research Often Distorts Risks
Report: Industry-Funded Asbestos Research Often Distorts Risks

Matthew Davis
4 mins read - February 25, 2021

Industries and organizations that benefit from the continued mining and use of chrysotile asbestos regularly minimize the risks associated with the carcinogen via disinformation,...

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OSHA Proposed Rules Look To Revise Asbestos Danger Labels
OSHA Proposed Rules Look To Revise Asbestos Danger Labels

Cameron Ayers
4 mins read - February 20, 2021

Asbestos importers and removal firms would have to change their danger labels for the carcinogen under a recent federal proposal.A proposed rule from the Occupational Safety and...

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Asbestos Imports Shoot Up 74 Percent Year-Over-Year, Report Says
Asbestos Imports Shoot Up 74 Percent Year-Over-Year, Report Says

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 8, 2021

Asbestos imports skyrocketed last year to an estimated 300 metric tons, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).“There is no safe or controlled level of...

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Study Shows How Military Veterans Deal With Mesothelioma
Study Shows How Military Veterans Deal With Mesothelioma

Michael McGrady
3 mins read - January 18, 2021

A new study published in the European Journal of Oncology Nursing offers a comprehensive overview of how military veterans deal with a malignant mesothelioma diagnosis. Stephanie...

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Asbestos found in talc-based cosmetics, per new study
Asbestos found in talc-based cosmetics, per new study

Michael McGrady
4 mins read - December 1, 2020

A study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) — a nonprofit advocacy organization working for corporate accountability and toxic chemicals — found trace amounts of...

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Advocate Says The Fight To Ban Asbestos In The United States Isn’t Over
Advocate Says The Fight To Ban Asbestos In The United States Isn’t Over

Michael McGrady
3 mins read - October 22, 2020

Linda Reinstein lost her husband, Alan, in 2006 due to a valiant fight against mesothelioma. With their daughter and Linda by his side, Alan succumbed to the complications of his...

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Supporters of U.S. asbestos ban still optimistic
Supporters of U.S. asbestos ban still optimistic

Michael McGrady
3 mins read - August 27, 2020

Nearly three years ago, a group of U.S. senators, including Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA) co-sponsored legislation banning the...

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Cancer Patients and Caregivers: Mesothelioma
Cancer Patients and Caregivers: Mesothelioma

John Edwards
4 mins read - February 16, 2020

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that can affect either the lining of the lungs, the lining of the stomach, or the lining of the heart. Much less frequently, mesothelioma can also...

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Cancer-Causing Asbestos Found in Children’s Eye Shadow
Cancer-Causing Asbestos Found in Children’s Eye Shadow

Rachel Sasser
3 mins read - February 5, 2020

When it comes to the cancer-causing asbestos, many people think of the removal of asbestos-based products in building renovations. Little do some parents know, they bought toy...

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City of San Diego Facing Continued Asbestos Lawsuits
City of San Diego Facing Continued Asbestos Lawsuits

John Edwards
3 mins read - February 4, 2020

On January 8th, a complaint was filed accusing San Diego city officials of claiming the city created new asbestos contaminations in the former Sempra Energy headquarters and...

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How Your Occupation Can Put You At Risk for Asbestos Exposure
How Your Occupation Can Put You At Risk for Asbestos Exposure

Rachel Sasser
5 mins read - September 16, 2019

The effects of asbestos exposure continue to this day despite the diminished use of the fibrous mineral. While it can be easy to assume that the majority of those exposed to...

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Evidence Suggests FDA Could Take Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder Off the Market
Evidence Suggests FDA Could Take Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder Off the Market

Matthew Davis
8 mins read - July 18, 2019

A federal judge will rule next week on what evidence will be admitted in ongoing lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) alleging that asbestos in the company’s...

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Use of Talcum Powder Alter Molecular Mechanism of Ovarian Cancer Cells
Use of Talcum Powder Alter Molecular Mechanism of Ovarian Cancer Cells

Amna Anees
3 mins read - June 29, 2019

Researchers revealed that excessive genital use of talcum powder changes the enzymatic activity favoring ovarian cancer cells’ survival. Moreover, with changes at the...

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Inadequate New EPA Rule Far From Complete Asbestos Ban
Inadequate New EPA Rule Far From Complete Asbestos Ban

Rachel Sasser
4 mins read - June 23, 2019

After receiving a harsh wave of criticism on significant new use rule (SNUR) last summer, US Environmental Protection Agency- EPA has issued a final rule last week on April 17,...

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FDA Confirms Asbestos Contaminated Talc in Marie Claire’s Cosmetics
FDA Confirms Asbestos Contaminated Talc in Marie Claire’s Cosmetics

Stephanie McHugh
5 mins read - June 23, 2019

The US FDA has confirmed asbestos-contaminated talc presence in Marie Claire’s products in its two statements this year. These products include Claire’s particular eye...

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Health Risks Exposed After the Johnson & Johnson Talc Powder Lawsuits
Health Risks Exposed After the Johnson & Johnson Talc Powder Lawsuits

Matthew Davis
3 mins read - June 21, 2019

Asbestos exposure in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products can lead to mesothelioma and ovarian cancer, thus worrying the population using this type of product. There is an...

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J & J Knew of Carcinogenic Asbestos in its Baby Powder for Decades
J & J Knew of Carcinogenic Asbestos in its Baby Powder for Decades

Rachel Sasser
5 mins read - June 21, 2019

The detailed investigatory report revealed that Johnson & Johnson, famous for its baby powder, was aware of the fact that their staple talc products were contaminated with...

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NovoTTF-100LTM and Chemotherapy Approved by FDA
NovoTTF-100LTM and Chemotherapy Approved by FDA

Stephanie McHugh
6 mins read - June 15, 2019

The FDA has approved the NovoTTF-100L system combined with chemotherapy for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. The combination is the first treatment approved by the...

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High asbestos levels have been found in the state Cultural Building, Augusta
High asbestos levels have been found in the state Cultural Building, Augusta

Michael McGrady
2 mins read - April 16, 2019

An employee had been concerned regarding the communication with workers post this discovery. George O’Connor, one of the maintenance mechanic’s for the Property Management...

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Asbestos Discovered at Essendon North Primary School
Asbestos Discovered at Essendon North Primary School

John Edwards
2 mins read - April 5, 2019

The Essendon North Primary School found itself for the wrong reasons on the news with the dreaded material asbestos found in their premises during a renovation project. Concerned...

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J&J Trial: Expert Witness on Dangers of Talc
J&J Trial: Expert Witness on Dangers of Talc

John Edwards
4 mins read - March 27, 2019

On March 18, a Columbia University science history professor provided testimony to jurors in New Jersey on the history of asbestos and why it was eventually labeled as a deadly...

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Have You Been Exposed to Cancer-Causing Asbestos?
Have You Been Exposed to Cancer-Causing Asbestos?

John Edwards
5 mins read - February 18, 2019

If you’ve worked in the construction or manufacturing industries, are a veteran or have even used talcum powder, you might be at risk of asbestos exposure.Asbestos was...

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Asbestos imports are getting closer and closer to causing a worldwide impact
Asbestos imports are getting closer and closer to causing a worldwide impact

John Edwards
5 mins read - February 17, 2019

One of the most lethal chemicals for workers is back at U.S. factories courtesy of Donald Trump’s government.A Fast Company report says the Environmental Protection Agency...

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Asbestos Imports Soar 2,000% as Trump Loosens Restrictions on Cancer-Causing Material
Asbestos Imports Soar 2,000% as Trump Loosens Restrictions on Cancer-Causing Material

John Edwards
2 mins read - January 8, 2019

ADAO and EWG Findings: Asbestos imports increase as Trump’s White House activates to keep A Deadly Carcinogen legal | New Government Data: Asbestos imports increase 2000%...

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Trump EPA Moves to Shield Info on Asbestos Imports and Use from Public
Trump EPA Moves to Shield Info on Asbestos Imports and Use from Public

Michael McGrady
3 mins read - January 7, 2019

The Trump administration has denied a petition by a coalition of environmental groups calling for increased reporting of asbestos importation and use by U.S. manufacturers –...

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Asbestos Issues and Mesothelioma in Australia
Asbestos Issues and Mesothelioma in Australia

Rachel Sasser
3 mins read - February 26, 2017

At the end of 2003, Australia implemented a national ban on the use of asbestos. The ban encompassed all forms of asbestos, including the commonly used chrysotile. It also made...

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Asbestos Use and Its Implications in China
Asbestos Use and Its Implications in China

Rachel Sasser
3 mins read - February 26, 2017

China is the world’s number one consumer of asbestos. Rapid industrialization has created a seemingly insatiable demand for the dangerous substance.Because even though China is...

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Asbestos Spy Infiltrates Groups Pursuing Ban
Asbestos Spy Infiltrates Groups Pursuing Ban

Rachel Sasser
3 mins read - February 14, 2017

Rob Moore said he was a journalist traveling the world in order to film a documentary about the dangers of asbestos and ongoing corruption in the industry.In reality, Moore was...

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Children Exposed to Asbestos From Contaminated Soil
Children Exposed to Asbestos From Contaminated Soil

Stephanie McHugh
5 mins read - February 12, 2017

Asbestos was recently discovered on government land during preparation for construction of a school building in Australia. The soil containing asbestos was dumped in a children’s...

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What Does the Rotterdam Convention Have to Do with Asbestos?
What Does the Rotterdam Convention Have to Do with Asbestos?

Rachel Sasser
3 mins read - February 7, 2017

The Rotterdam Convention is an international United Nations treaty that lists many hazardous, banned, or severely restricted substances. The Convention dictates the way that its...

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15,000 Asbestos Deaths Per Year in the United States
15,000 Asbestos Deaths Per Year in the United States

Rachel Sasser
3 mins read - February 3, 2017

The death toll is higher than previously estimated.According to new analyses by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund, at least 12,000 to 15,000 people die from...

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Why Hasn’t the United States Banned Asbestos?
Why Hasn’t the United States Banned Asbestos?

Rachel Sasser
3 mins read - February 2, 2017

Americans hear the word “asbestos” and tend to think, “Oh, we don’t use that stuff anymore. Isn’t it illegal? I thought we got rid of it years ago!”Well,...

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Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Would Be A Disaster For Asbestos Victims
Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Would Be A Disaster For Asbestos Victims

Michael McGrady
3 mins read - January 28, 2017

Thousands of asbestos exposure victims depend on the protections provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to attend yearly checkups. President Trump and a Republican-controlled...

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Is Asbestos in Water a Widespread Health Threat?
Is Asbestos in Water a Widespread Health Threat?

Stephanie McHugh
5 mins read - January 22, 2017

The terrifying story out of Flint, Michigan, involving a toxic water supply that affected the health of an entire community immediately came to many minds when the recent story...

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What a Trump Presidency Means to Asbestos Victims
What a Trump Presidency Means to Asbestos Victims

Matthew Davis
6 mins read - January 17, 2017

Change was a common theme of Donald Trump’s candidacy – big, sweeping change in Washington and America. Now, that promise is coming to fruition. A quick review of the President’s...

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Trump’s Nominee For Head of EPA Plans to Gut Regulation & Protections
Trump’s Nominee For Head of EPA Plans to Gut Regulation & Protections

Matthew Davis
4 mins read - January 15, 2017

On January 18, 2017, Scott Pruitt will go through confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill to become the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Donald Trump’s...

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Lung cancer death rate down 25% Since 1991 According to January Report
Lung cancer death rate down 25% Since 1991 According to January Report

Stephanie McHugh
2 mins read - January 8, 2017

According to a January 5, 2017 report from the American Cancer Society there has been a steady decline in the rate of cancer deaths over the past couple decades. From 1991 to 2014...

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California Courts Rule For Right to Sue Employer For Asbestos Exposure
California Courts Rule For Right to Sue Employer For Asbestos Exposure

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - December 6, 2016

On December 1, 2016 the California Supreme Court ruled that an employee can sue an employer for the use of asbestos in the workplace. The court ruled unanimously in favor of a San...

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A Nation Infected by the Mine of One Small Montana Town in Libby, Montana
A Nation Infected by the Mine of One Small Montana Town in Libby, Montana

Matthew Davis
6 mins read - September 27, 2016

For years now we have heard of the health dangers asbestos caused thriving in the construction materials of older homes, lawn care products, automobile brakes and more.Though...

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Study Finds Asbestos Fibers Can Move in Soil, Challenging Current Clean-Up Strategy
Study Finds Asbestos Fibers Can Move in Soil, Challenging Current Clean-Up Strategy

Matthew Davis
3 mins read - September 26, 2016

At asbestos waste sites, burying the toxic asbestos fibers has been a common clean-up strategy. A recent study from University of California San Diego researchers has found...

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Celebrate Advancements in Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Celebrate Advancements in Mesothelioma

Matthew Davis
4 mins read - September 25, 2016

Mesothelioma Awareness Day was established by Meso Foundation volunteers in 2004. Since then it has been the driving force behind the movement to bring more attention and funding...

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15 Years Later, 9/11 Still Claiming Lives of First Responders Exposed to Asbestos
15 Years Later, 9/11 Still Claiming Lives of First Responders Exposed to Asbestos

Matthew Davis
4 mins read - September 11, 2016

Around the country, Americans memorialized the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with moments of silence and other displays or remembrance.Yet, for many 9/11 cleanup crew...

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