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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 21, 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....

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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...

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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...

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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 21, 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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Study Finds Lung-Sparing Surgery Improves Mesothelioma Survival
Study Finds Lung-Sparing Surgery Improves Mesothelioma Survival

Jean Brannum
3 mins read - May 18, 2024

For patients diagnosed with the aggressive cancer mesothelioma, the choice of surgical treatment has always been a complex decision. Historically, the radical surgery to remove an...

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Jury Awards $15M in Mesothelioma Verdict Against R.T. Vanderbilt
Jury Awards $15M in Mesothelioma Verdict Against R.T. Vanderbilt

Mary Pieper
2 mins read - May 17, 2024

A jury has handed up a verdict of $15 million against R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company Inc. on behalf of the family of a man who died of mesothelioma following asbestos...

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