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Controversial FACT Act headed to House floor for vote

March 7, 2017 - The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 (FACT Act) or H.R. 906, uses the guise of transparency but in reality poses identity risks to mesothelioma victims and burdensome new... Read More


Canada joins countries implementing asbestos bans

January 18, 2017 - Asbestos, a group of fibrous silicate minerals, is a known carcinogen and is closely linked to the development of mesothelioma, one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Once diagnosed,... Read More


Asbestos in schools poses mesothelioma risk. Who is responsible?

August 12, 2015 - According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), approximately 15 million students and 1.4 million teachers were at risk of asbestos exposure in 1984. When this type of exposure... Read More


Growth of nanotechnology raises mesothelioma concerns for workers, consumers

September 10, 2013 - As the use of nanotechnology expands as a component of manufacturing, researchers are taking a harder look at how the tiny particles may affect human health. In particular, they are... Read More


Two sentenced for illegally dumping asbestos in New York State

August 7, 2013 - Two men who were involved in a scheme to illegally dump asbestos on wetlands in upstate New York have been sentenced and fined by the U.S. Attorney’s Office this week. Read More


Who is most at risk for asbestos disease, mesothelioma? It’s not who you might think

March 6, 2013 - Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that most often affects the lining of the lungs. It is caused by exposure to asbestos. Today in the United States, most occupational exposures occur... Read More


Mayor Todd Strange declares Asbestos Awareness Week

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Mayor Todd Strange declares Mesothelioma Awareness Day

September 21, 2009 - MONTGOMERY, ALA. (September 21, 2009)  - Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange has officially designated Saturday, Sept. 26, as Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Montgomery. The recognition... Read More


Settlement pending in case against CBS for asbestos in CSI toy

July 7, 2009 - It was nearly two years ago that independent research uncovered the presence of deadly asbestos in a child's toy, based on the popular CBS television program, CSI: Crime Scene... Read More


Ohio Supreme Court changes the rules for asbestos victims seeking justice

October 16, 2008 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a 2004 law imposing stricter rules on those suing for asbestos-related injuries can be applied to cases pending before the... Read More


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