Practices


Senate Panel Adopts Bill to Ban Asbestos

August 1, 2007 - A Senate committee on July 31 approved legislation to ban most uses of asbestos, but included an exemption for some chlor-alkali plants. Read More


The Fire Still Burns

July 27, 2007 - In 1974, then-judge Miles Lord issued an environmental ruling that reverberated through the Iron Range taconite industry. Thirty-three years later, he's still fighting to protect its... Read More


Many Victims of Asbestos-Caused Cancers left Uncompensated

July 14, 2007 - Mesothelioma is a rare and usually fatal cancer that signifies a person has been exposed to asbestos - the only known cause. Read More


Cancer Society Calls for Ban on all Asbestos Use

July 12, 2007 - The lingering dangers caused by exposure to asbestos has prompted the Canadian Cancer Society to join a growing call for the federal government to ban the use and exportation of the... Read More


Cancer Society calls on Ottawa to change tack and Ban Asbestos

July 12, 2007 - The Canadian Cancer Society will announce as early as today that it endorses a ban on the export of asbestos and believes the federal government should stop blocking international efforts... Read More


Canadian Cancer Society calls for Asbestos Ban

July 12, 2007 - The Canadian Cancer Society has rejected long-held federal policy on asbestos and called for a ban on the use and export of the cancer-causing material still being mined in Quebec. Read More


People Exposed to Asbestos at Risk for Mesothelioma

July 12, 2007 - Although many people may believe that asbestos was banned a long time ago, individuals are exposed to the toxic fibers because they are still used in industrial settings. Read More


University of Minnesota aids in Range Study

July 11, 2007 - The University of Minnesota is now handling a comprehensive study into why workers exposed to asbestos in northeastern Minnesota's iron ore mines have a higher rate of cancer than anywhere... Read More


Geological Survey Identifies Rocky Mountain Asbestos Deposits

July 11, 2007 - A recent report released by the US Geological Survey includes a map and database that identifies 61 areas within the Rocky Mountain region where natural asbestos and fibrous amphibole... Read More


Cancer Society wants feds to Ban Asbestos

July 11, 2007 - The lingering dangers caused by exposure to asbestos has prompted the Canadian Cancer Society to join a growing call for the federal government to ban the use and exportation of the... Read More


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