Asbestos Legislation

Report Shows that Asbestos Ban Would Benefit Countries Around the World

Banning asbestos could soon be a reality after a study linked asbestos, a toxic naturally occurring mineral, to mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other cancers. The report linked asbestos with different asbestos related diseases in 70 countries. The report was published in May by Environmental Health Perspectives, which is supported by[…]

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A Full Ban on Asbestos Was Recently Proposed

The Environmental Protection Agency just proposed a ban of all uses of chrysotile asbestos. It is the only asbestos that is imported into the country today. If banned, the material cannot be imported and the manufacturing, processing, distribution, and commercial use of it would be prohibited. The ban would be[…]

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Talcum Powder and Mesothelioma: A Criminal Investigation Against Johnson & Johnson

Talcum powder, commonly known as baby powder, is a product that absorbs moisture, prevents rashes and skin irritations, and keeps skin dry.  Safe enough to use on delicate newborn skin, talcum powder has been a household staple for decades and many women have been using it for years for feminine[…]

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Why Does Asbestos-Related Disease Continue to Rise?

In early 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that despite the decline of asbestos use once the product became regulated in the United States, mesothelioma rates continue to rise, with a total of 45,221 deaths in the United States alone from 1999 to 2015. Scientists and[…]

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Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Asbestos Disease

Asbestos was once considered something of a wonder material for its durability and its resistance to heat and corrosion. There was a time when it could be found in textiles, drywall, clothing, gaskets, insulation, cement, pumps, brakes, machinery and other building materials. That changed years ago when it was discovered that asbestos[…]

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer is the second most leading cause of death in the United States affecting over 500,000 people. However, is estimated that 1/3 of all cancers could be prevented through daily activities such as eating healthy, exercising, or simply applying sunscreen on a sunny day.  Cancers caused by asbestos exposure are[…]

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Asbestos Related Deaths Reportedly Double Previous Estimations In the United States

Since the dangers of asbestos exposure began to come to light over 40 years ago, regulations have been implemented to ban asbestos in most household products and to severely limit asbestos exposure in the workplace. Asbestos is a known carcinogen that causes lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other life-threatening diseases,[…]

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer is the second most leading cause of death in the United States affecting over 500,000 people. However, is estimated that 1/3 of all cancers could be prevented through daily activities such as eating healthy, exercising, or simply applying sunscreen on a sunny day.  Cancers caused by asbestos exposure are[…]

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National Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – April 7, 2017

On March 29, 2017 the U.S. Senate passed S. Res.98; a resolution designating the first week of April as “National Asbestos Awareness Week” in an attempt to warn and educate the public about asbestos exposure and its deadly health effects. Despite it being a known carcinogen and its ban in[…]

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