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Update on Banning Asbestos in the United States

Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of most people that are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, and is linked to the deaths of approximately 40,000 Americans a year. Those deaths are caused by lung cancer, asbestosis, cancer of the larynx, and ovarian cancer. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is ...

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Asbestos in Philadelphia Schools Reminds Us All to be Thankful Around the Holidays

As we approach the holidays, we often reflect upon what we are thankful for. We also reflect upon loved ones who have lost their battle to an illness. Being diagnosed with cancer is life altering. For some, it seems to paralyze them, for others it gives them a whole different ...

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News Report Points to Asbestos and Other Environmental Hazards in Philadelphia Schools

2021-06-02T06:40:44-04:00May 15th, 2018|Abatement, Asbestos Exposure|

Too many times, asbestos issues have come up in America's schools. U.S. government officials have sent out a call to encourage school districts to plan carefully to remove asbestos before it becomes an issue. Now, schools in Philadelphia are faced with "serious environmental hazards" and students and employees face health ...

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Cornell University Focused on Safe Asbestos Removal Across Campus

2019-03-27T14:06:31-04:00May 1st, 2018|Abatement|

Researchers at Cornell University have been at the forefront of cancer research. "Cornell Dots", unique nanoparticles that glow brightly and can light up cancer cells in PET-optical imaging, and “super natural killer cells” that seek out cancerous cells leading the cells to self-destruct, both from Cornell, have been touted as ...

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Swift Action At New York High School Kept Students and Staff Safe From Asbestos

2019-03-25T15:35:46-04:00February 6th, 2018|Abatement|

As has been reported numerous times in the past, many schools in the U.S. are faced with quickly having to manage unforeseen issues with asbestos. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that intact asbestos does not pose a health hazard, however, once damaged it must immediately be removed. A school ...

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Hartford School Officials Close School During Unexpected Asbestos Abatement Project

2021-06-02T06:43:52-04:00September 9th, 2017|Abatement|

Nearly once a month we report on concerns of asbestos in public schools across the U.S. In January, a Massachusetts school was faced with asbestos abatement issues after a fire. Now, a school in Connecticut had to close its doors to students and staff this month after asbestos was found ...

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Vandalism at Illinois School Could Lead to Asbestos Abatement Work

2020-02-04T17:06:58-05:00September 9th, 2017|Abatement|

Several teenagers bent on entertaining themselves at the end of July took to vandalizing St. Mary’s Catholic School in Bloomington, IL. Not only might the destruction lead to a delayed opening of school, but it may also lead to a hefty price tag for cleanup. The cleanup could involve removing asbestos-containing ...

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WV School Administrators Address Asbestos Removal Involved in Bleacher Upgrade Project

2021-06-02T06:48:08-04:00September 9th, 2017|Abatement|

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has specific guidelines and regulations in place to help avert any potential asbestos hazards and to protect children, teachers and the public when on school property. Administrators of the Wayne County Board of Education are citing those safety regulations as they assess the steps needed ...

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New Jersey School Forced to Remove Asbestos Found During A/C Upgrade

2021-06-02T07:07:12-04:00September 9th, 2017|Abatement|

We have reported numerous times on asbestos discovery and removal in U.S. schools. Just a year ago, we reported about the concerns raised by U.S. Senators over the safety risk asbestos poses to children in the school system. Now, school officials in New Jersey who thought they had already addressed asbestos ...

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Lack of Information About Asbestos Removal Work at CT High School Concerns Parents

2021-06-02T15:23:44-04:00January 27th, 2015|Abatement|

Concerns about asbestos in schools appear to be a growing problem in the U.S., and now, parents in Enfield, CT are voicing their concerns. Officials at Enfield High School began an asbestos abatement project, but parents say they did not explain the issues to them before beginning the work. According ...

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