Archives for: Asbestos

NY Congressman Pushes for Firefighter Registry to Track Cancer Rates, Dangers from Asbestos and Other Toxins

Posted on August 15, 2017 by

Firefighters have one of the most dangerous jobs. Each day they face extreme heat, flames, dangers from collapsing buildings and undue physical and emotional stress. Unfortunately, they also face danger from exposure to invisible threats, such as carbon monoxide gas… Keep Reading

St. Louis Neighborhood Residents Call On EPA Over Asbestos Concerns From Fire in Abandoned Building

Posted on August 1, 2017 by

After a July 12 fire destroyed the Clemens House, an historic abandoned building in the Carr Square neighborhood in St. Louis, residents concerned about debris in their backyards reached out to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and city officials over… Keep Reading

Asbestos Found in National Chain’s Makeup Targeted to Young Girls

Posted on July 19, 2017 by

In 2015, we reported about the disturbing discovery that some crayons in the United States contained asbestos. Several of the companies with the offending products voluntarily recalled and worked to eliminate the toxin from their products. Now, an investigative reporter… Keep Reading

U.S. Company Recalls ATVs Shipped Overseas Due to Asbestos-Containing Parts

Posted on July 11, 2017 by

Although many Americans believe asbestos is banned in this country, the fact is that it is not. While organizations and foundations fight for a global ban on the toxic mineral, the U.S. is one of the last holdouts. U.S. vehicle… Keep Reading

Buffalo Asbestos Abatement Project Results in Guilty Pleas to Clean Air Act Violations

Posted on June 20, 2017 by

The owners of two companies that took part in an asbestos abatement project at the Roosevelt Park Shelter in Buffalo pleaded guilty last month to violations of the Clean Air Act. In a case dating back to 2009, the two… Keep Reading

Belluck & Fox $3.2 Million Verdict for Veteran Exposed to Asbestos Withstands Post-Trial Challenges

Posted on June 13, 2017 by

Just over a year ago, attorneys from Belluck & Fox, LLP, a New York Mesothelioma Law Firm, won a $3.2 million lawsuit for a U.S. Navy machinist mate who died from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos from products used… Keep Reading

Missouri Woman Loses Life to Secondhand Asbestos Exposure, Father Files Suit

Posted on June 6, 2017 by

Developing mesothelioma from second-hand exposure to asbestos is a very real and deadly issue. While most cases of mesothelioma affect individuals who were directly exposed to asbestos in the workplace, men who worked around asbestos, and brought the fibers home… Keep Reading

Oregon Man Given Probation for Falsifying Asbestos Records

Posted on May 23, 2017 by

A man who took on a demolition job for a homeowner in Cottage Grove, Oregon, could not afford the costs to properly dispose of the asbestos-containing materials, so, instead, he falsified an asbestos survey report. According to a May 11… Keep Reading

Bags of Asbestos Debris Found in Detroit Neighborhood

Posted on May 16, 2017 by

Nearly a year ago, we reported that workers from a construction project abandoned a dumpster containing asbestos debris in a Detroit neighborhood. Now, another Detroit neighborhood is the site of abandoned bags potentially containing asbestos. Once again, unsuspecting residents of… Keep Reading

NY Arts Incubator Calls on Asbestos Angels to Help Allay Cost of Asbestos Abatement Project

Posted on May 9, 2017 by

The highly anticipated opening of Lumberyard, a new performing arts center in Catskill, NY, scheduled for the summer of 2018 has been delayed until 2019 due to an unforeseen construction issue: asbestos. The American Dance Institute, that is undertaking a… Keep Reading