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Wales Universities Cause Asbestos Controversy

As students return to school this fall, parents in Wales in the United Kingdom are becoming increasingly concerned for their children’s safety as it was recently reported that thousands have been exposed to asbestos in university bedrooms. The parents and the students were not made aware of the presence of the toxic chemical because the […]

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Australian Family Finds Asbestos in Home Despite Multiple Inspections

A family whose Canberra home had been certified by two different class-As asbestos assessors now finds themselves in the devastating predicament of having found amosite asbestos – a class 1 carciogen – in their children’s room. The family had purchased a home with the knowledge that it had originally been one of those affected by […]

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South Carolina Contractor Facing Prison and Fines over Beach Asbestos Exposure

David Brawell, owner of Cool Cote LLC, will be spending six months in jail for violations of the federal Clean Air Act, as well as paying a $10,000 fine for having allowed asbestos to be released into the environment in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Braswell had contracted with the owners of the Regency Towers, a […]

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Vaccine Made from Measles Virus Holds Promise for Mesothelioma Patients

The Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s leading health care treatment and research facilities, has announced that results of a groundbreaking treatment that they have successfully used to treat a patient suffering from multiple myeloma, and which may prove to be effective in the treatment of mesothelioma, as well as a host of other types […]

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Online Mesothelioma Communities Provide Tremendous Benefit

A newly published study conducted by Desiree Kozlowski and her colleagues fro the Psychology Department at Southern Cross University in New South Wales, Australia,  have shown that mesothelioma patients and their families gain tremendous benefit from becoming involved in an online support community. The study, titled “Dusted Community: Piloting a virtual peer-to-peer support community for […]

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Japanese Scientists Make Important Mesothelioma Discovery

Mesothelioma specialists at Nippon Medical School’s Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Oncology have made an important discovery that may have far-reaching importance in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma. The Tokyo scientists have determined that there is a specific glycoprotein that acts as an accurate predictor of whether a patient’s mesothelioma will be sensitive to Alimta, […]

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UK Advocates Push for Greater Mesothelioma Research Support from Insurers

Among all the countries in the world, the United Kingdom has the dubious distinction of having the highest rate of mesothelioma diagnosis and deaths. In areas of the country whose economies notably relied upon manufacturing and industry, the death rates can be particularly high, and the impact on the country is not only economic, but […]

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British Hospital Staff Make Leap To Raise Mesothelioma Awareness

In a planned stunt that reflects more courage than most people would muster on behalf of others, two staffers from Queen Alexandra Hospital plan to take a giant step in order to raise awareness for the fatal disease mesothelioma. The two women are both health care professionals who work with terminally-ill patients at the facility, […]

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Asbestos Fears Halt Australian Gas Drilling Operation

The company that is heading the coal seam gas drilling aspect of a natural gas project in Australia had to discontinue their operations at a dozen sites in the Surat Basin due to the discovery of asbestos in the fluid that was being used in the process. Origin Energy reported that the drilling fluid, called […]

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College Building Closed Due to Asbestos and Other Toxins

The Science Building of San Francisco State University has been indefinitely closed to students, employees and faculty following the discovery of a toxic mix of mercury, lead paint and asbestos dust. The school, which was founded in 1899 is an urban college noted for its large number of international students as well as its high […]

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