Dying for a Job U.S. Capitol Workers Exposed to Asbestos

April 17, 2007 - My name is John Thayer and I am the supervisor of the Capitol Power Plant Tunnel Crew that works for the Architect of the Capitol. There are 10 of us in the crew. Just over a year ago, we... Read More

Cancer and the Iron Mines

April 17, 2007 - Susan Kepler remembers how she "nearly died inside" when she saw her husband's chest X-ray."We were waiting in the exam room, and it was sitting there in an envelope," said Kepler, "I... Read More

Slammed for Secret Asbestos Removal

April 17, 2007 - A week after Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo filed criminal charges against downtown developer Meruelo Maddux Properties Inc. for illegally dumping asbestos-tainted material, key... Read More

Asbestos: Are More Rules in the Air

April 17, 2007 - Since public health departments are concerned with acute, communicable disease such as flu or E. coli, they do not receive reports concerning asbestos. Read More

Wife of Va. Shipyard Worker Wins Court Award for Asbestos Death

April 12, 2007 - The widow of a former shipyard worker who died from exposure to asbestos while building Navy aircraft carriers was awarded $5.55M by a Circuit Court jury. Read More

Cancer Found in Minnesota Miners

March 29, 2007 - A rare form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure has been found in another 35 miners on the Iron Range and the state said it planned two studies to examine potential health concerns. Read More

Safety Alert over Crayola Crayons

March 28, 2007 - The best-selling children's crayons in Britain are at the center of a health alert after claims that they contain traces of asbestos. Read More

Mesothelioma Claim Law Change Backed

March 21, 2007 - Changes in the law making it easier for people to claim compensation for asbestos-related lung cancer have been passed by the Scottish Parliament. Read More

Cash Sooner for Mesothelioma Victims

March 17, 2007 - Plans to speed up compensation claims for those affected by a deadly lung disease have been hailed as "fantastic news". Read More

Mesothelioma Foundation Awards $1M for Research

March 15, 2007 - The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced today it has awarded an additional $1 million in research funding aimed at curing the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. Read More

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