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Asbestos in the Workplace


Firefighters Devastated by High Cancer Rates, Laws Are Slow to Change

Firefighters Devastated by High Cancer Rates, Laws Are Slow to Change

In February, a team of firefighters in Orlando, Florida were sent to a boarded-up apartment complex for training. Several firefighters voiced concerns about the safety of the building, including whether or not it contained asbestos. Supervisors and city officials brushed the brave men and women off until one of their ranks, engineer Robert Goldenberg, dug …

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Cruz Neglected 9/11 Heroes, Now Claims to Be Their Hero

Cruz Neglected 9/11 Heroes, Now Claims to Be Their Hero

Well, it seems that GOP candidate for president Ted Cruz wants to have his cake and eat it, too. In his victory speech following the Iowa caucus, the Republican presidential nominee portrayed himself as a champion and supporter of 9/11 first responders. A quick glance at Cruz’s voting record, however, shows that the Texas senator …

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New App Aims to Save Firefighter Lives

New App Aims to Save Firefighter Lives

Of the many dangers that firefighters face, asbestos exposure is perhaps the most insidious. Unlike the immediate danger of running into a burning building, the harmful effects of breathing in toxic chemicals from dust and smoke — something that firefighters and first responders do quite frequently — can take years to appear. Once they appear, …

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Pennsylvania Asbestos Victims Targeted by New Legislation

Pennsylvania Asbestos Victims Targeted by New Legislation

Earlier in January 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that Mesothelioma Help Now, and others who support asbestos victims, has publicly denounced and voiced vehement opposition to. The bill is known as H.R. 1927, “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015,” but it contains text from an originally separate bill — …

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Kentucky Lung Cancer Rates Soar to the Highest in the Nation

Kentucky Lung Cancer Rates Soar to the Highest in the Nation

Kentucky: A state dotted with rolling hills and pastures; home to Lexington, the “Horse Capital of the World,” and birthplace of our 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln. But lurking behind the idyllic landscape and rich heritage is a troubling statistic — a lung cancer rate that surpasses any other U.S. state. Experts say lung cancer …

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Asbestos-Related Diseases At All Time High

Asbestos-Related Diseases At All Time High

Mesothelioma, a long-latency disease and rare form of cancer, is on the rise again. There are more than 3,200 new cases each year in the United States and the disease, caused solely by exposure to asbestos, is swiftly killing Americans left and right. What you’ve probably heard of as “on-the-job exposure” is not an isolated …

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What to Learn from Buffalo’s “Asbestos Alley”

What to Learn from Buffalo’s “Asbestos Alley”

According to a study conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund, there have been 189,000 to 221,000 deaths from asbestos exposure in the United States from 1999 to 2013. Nearly a quarter of a million asbestos-triggered deaths in just under 14 years. Broken down, this means that there have been 12,000 to 15,000 …

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