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Researchers study mesothelioma in miners

The state of Minnesota was funded $4.9 million to look into why taconite miners in Iron Range, Minnesota suffer from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.  While it is common for miners to suffer from some form of respiratory illness due to their working conditions, taconite has not been shown to leave behind asbestos.   The study […]

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Goodrich Corp. sued for asbestos exposure

Richard W. Fanslau of Elyria, Ohio passed away due to mesothelioma and another asbestos-related disease.  Fanslau's family is now suing his former employers Goodrich Corp. and Norfolk Southern Railway for exposing him to asbestos. Fanslau worked for several years at the Nickel Plate Railroad and Goodrich around asbestos-containing materials.  Officials believe that asbestos fibers were […]

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Researchers test new drug for mesothelioma chemotherapy

Researchers from the Southwest Oncology Group believe they have found a new drug to help aid in mesothelioma chemotherapy.  Their group is an association of several cancer centers in the Southwest U.S. and their research is funded by the National Cancer Institute. The drug being studied is called cediranib maleate.  Researchers are testing how it […]

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Major oil refinery sued for asbestos exposure

The widow and son of Charles Arceneaux, a former employee at Texaco's Port Arthur, Texas oil refinery, are suing the company for knowingly exposing him and other workers to asbestos.    Arceneaux developed asbestosis after working for Texaco and being exposed to asbestos dust for several years.  Asbestosis is a chronic illness that one suffers from when […]

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EPA to remove asbestos from vacant St. Louis factory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that they will be using $26 million to clean up a long-vacant plant in St. Louis. The site, formerly Carter Carburetor, a carburetor manufacturing plant, was found to have unacceptably dangerous amounts of asbestos remaining in the factory.  The factory is located next door to a youth center. […]

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