Archives for: December 2016

Massachusetts Construction Workers Fear Mesothelioma Amid Rise In Renovation Projects of Old Buildings

Posted on December 27, 2016 by

Asbestos is no longer used in construction materials, however, it was used throughout all types of buildings built prior to the mid-1980s. Asbestos can be found in roofing materials, floor tiles, caulk, joint compound, ceiling tiles, insulation and in many… Keep Reading

California Supreme Court Rules Employers Have a Duty to Protect Families From Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure

Posted on December 13, 2016 by

Spouses and children have been shown to be at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, an asbestos-caused cancer, when a family member brings fibers home in their hair, clothing and shoes. Family members can unwittingly be exposed to asbestos by… Keep Reading

EPA Names Asbestos Among First Chemicals to Undergo Risk Evaluation

Posted on December 6, 2016 by

In September, we reported that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to include all forms of asbestos in the first set of 10 chemicals to be reviewed under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the… Keep Reading