New Study: Keytruda Drug Shows Promising Results in Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment

Merck's Keytruda immunotherapy drug halts tumor growth for majority of mesothelioma cancer patients who didn't benefit from chemo, according to new study.

Texas Follows Suit In Asbestos Case Requirements

Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and now Texas have recently added legislation that will make asbestos lawsuits more difficult for victims.

Canadian Government Keeps Asbestos Documents A Secret

Canada's federal Public Works department withheld air quality testing documents for a tax center building in Ottawa despite asbestos exposure concerns.

Number One Asbestos Exporter Blocks The Addition Of Chyrostile To UN's Dangerous Substance List

Russia and four other countries block a bid to make asbestos part of the UN's hazardous materials list due to exportation restrictions.

FACT Act Legislation Continues To Move Forward

Despite opposing efforts, the Republican-backed FACT Act advances through the House of Representatives in a 19-9 Judiciary Committee vote.

Should Canada Lobby For UN To Add Asbestos To Its Hazardous List?

Canada is no longer a top world producer of asbestos, but has instead increased its importation, and internally struggles with fight to add toxin to UN's list.

Government Proposes New Plan For Montana Superfund Site

The EPA proposed a new plan for the Superfund site in Montana. Local residents and officials are still concerned about future asbestos exposure.

$3.5 Million Awarded In Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure Case

Barbara Brandes dies of mesothelioma cancer contracted through secondary household asbestos exposure and $3.5 million is awarded to her estate as a result.

$13 Million To Be Paid To Mesothelioma Victim By Colgate-Palmolive

A 73-year-old woman was awarded $13 million after developing mesothelioma through use of Colgate-Palmolive Company's talcum powder.

Insulation Company Required to Pay $490,000 As A Result Of Not Protecting Its Asbestos Abatement Workers

OSHA inspection of First Capital Insulation, Inc. worksite in Harrisburg results in seven willful violations and a $490,000 fine.

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May 26, 2015
Heather Von St. James

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