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Archive for December 2014

Nepal Bans Asbestos

The government of Nepal has announced that it is banning asbestos as a result of concerns about its health impact. An announcement out of the capital city of Kathmandu indicates that the toxic material, which has been traced to a number of serious and even fatal health conditions, will no longer be allowed to be…

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Greensboro, North Carolina site of Possible Asbestos Contamination

Greensboro, North Carolina’s War Memorial Auditorium is the scene of a possible asbestos contamination, as city employees and contractors may have been unwittingly exposed to the toxic material. The building, which is slated for demolition, was determined to have asbestos present during an early inspection, but was not properly secured prior to various contractors entering…

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Dr. Landreneau Returns to Pittsburgh

Famed mesothelioma specialist and thoracic surgeon Dr. Rodney Landreneau has once again returned to the Pittsburgh area after completing groundbreaking work at the Ochsner Cancer Center in New Orleans. Dr. Landreneau is quite familiar with Pittsburgh, having spent nearly twenty years working at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he performed the very first…

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Mesothelioma Organization Surpasses $9 Million in Funded Research

There are a number of organizations dedicated to funding research for mesothelioma and providing support for its victims, and chief among them is the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. MARF is a non-profit that is solely dedicated to eliminating mesothelioma, and as of this past November it has raised over $9 million in funded research in…

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Minnesota Iron Workers Have Higher Incidence of Mesothelioma

The University of Minnesota School of Public Health has released their final report on the health status of taconite workers in the state. The project was undertaken as part of the Lung Health Partnership, and represented a six-year study following the discovery that an unusual number of cases of mesothelioma had appeared in Minnesota taconite…

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Advocates Urging Funding of Specialized Mesothelioma Treatment Center

A group headed by the family of former U.S. Marine John Johnson is urging the US Veterans Administration to provide enhances mesothelioma services at the West LA VA. Johnson died in 2012 of mesothelioma, and it is his family’s belief that had specialized care been available, their loved one might still be alive. The family…

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Judge Refuses to Revisit Garlock Estimation Proceeding

In January of 2014, Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges ruled in favor of Garlock Sealing Technologies and codefendants Garrison Litigation Management Group and The Anchor Packing Company in a decision that ended years of litigation. At issue was a bankruptcy case and the question of how much money Garlock should be required to place into an…

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Insulation Company Used Asbestos In Homes In Australia

The beleaguered residents of the asbestos-contaminated homes in Canberra have been given the answer that they’ve been waiting for as the ACT Legislative Assembly has unanimously authorized the spending of $750 million dollars that will be used to purchase the Mr. Fluffy homes from their owners and demolish the buildings. Over 1,000 homes are involved.…

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