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Wisconsin Offers Free Asbestos Abatement Info Sessions Again

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is offering more asbestos abatement information sessions starting on April 7. The sessions will be from 1 to 5pm at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. The sessions will cover new administrative code in asbestos abatement as well as providing safety information. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends that […]

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Columbia University Testing Chemo Drugs on Mesothelioma Patients

Phase II of a clinical trial is being held at Columbia University. Researchers are testing the effectiveness of combinations of chemotherapy drugs in mesothelioma patients who have completed no more than one course of chemotherapy. Oxaliplatin and gemcitabine are being tested in conjunction with each other to treat malignant pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma. Oxaliplatin is […]

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New Diagnostic Tool in Mesothelioma Detection

A new tool in mesothelioma detection was unveiled at the conference of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. The new tool is a radiological technique that was developed by Dr Carmen Endress. Both Dr Endress and Dr Michael Harbut, who unveiled the technique at the conference, work at the National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos Related […]

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School Building May Receive Asbestos Abatement

In Estacada, Oregon, members of the Eagle Creek Annex Committee will be meeting in the first week of April. The committee will be discussing the future of the Eagle Creek Annex, which has been closed for the last three decades. The building, located next to Eagle Creek Elementary School, is dilapidated and contains asbestos which […]

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Mesothelioma in Housewives on the Rise

Mesothelioma cases are beginning to make a shift to secondary exposure. Many workers were exposed to asbestos through their work as shipyard workers, carpenters, factory workers, and numerous other occupations. However, many of those workers returned home covered in asbestos, exposing their families to the dangerous substance. Housewives are now contracting mesothelioma at a higher […]

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Ambler, PA Suffers from Asbestos Issues

Before environmental regulations were put in place, Ambler, Pennsylvania was filled with asbestos manufacturers. Most of the manufactured products, including insulation, siding, shingles and brake shoes, contained asbestos. With all the asbestos manufacturing going on, there was a great deal of asbestos laden waste as well. Because there were no regulations for asbestos at the […]

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A Street Building Demolished

Yakima, Washington's A Street Building has been demolished. The building contained a large amount of asbestos, but abatement would have cost too much so the building was demolished without taking safety precautions. The new plan for the space involves putting in a new park. However, the lack of asbestos abatement prior to demolition has many […]

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Ash Grove Cement Company to Investigate Asbestos Scare

The Ash Grove Cement Company has decided to stop paying hourly employees during the investigation into an asbestos scare. On March 16, 57 workers had to be sent home after suspectedd asbestos was found. Now the company is lining up unemployment benefits for the workers who will not be paid after March 27. Asbestos is […]

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Funds for Asbestos Abatement in New York’s Midtown Plaza

New York Governor David A Patterson paid a visit to Rochester's Midtown Plaza recently. In that visit, he announced that $55 million would be made available for asbestos abatement in the retail and office building. The 1.5 million square feet of space will be cleared of asbestos after a bidding for the largest asbestos abatement […]

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Mesothelioma Victim Finally Buried

Two weeks ago, Harold St John's funeral was held after he died in his fight with mesothelioma. The New Jersey man and his family were and still are in a legal battle with companies Honeywell International and Chrysler Motor Corp, saying that his mesothelioma stemmed from working for them. Because of this, the companies demanded […]

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