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New Documentary Shines Light on Asbestos and Mesothelioma

After their grandmother’s death from mesothelioma, two cousins decided to create a documentary to raise awareness on the disease. Learn more at

New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawsuit Reopened Against Scotts Fertilizer

A mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit against Scotts lawn fertilizer has been granted an appeal in New Jersey court. Learn more about the case at

Proposed Legislation Calls for Ban on Asbestos in Children’s Makeup

Michigan Congresswoman Dingell has introduced legislation for a ban on asbestos in children’s makeup. Learn about the proposed bill at

EPA Plans Redevelopment for 31 Superfund Sites

The EPA recently announced an initial 31 Superfund sites that will be a focus for commercial redevelopment in communities throughout the U.S. Learn more at

New Bill Could Help Hanford Site Workers Facing Health Conditions From Toxic Exposure

A new bill is expected to pass soon to make it easier for workers exposed at the Hanford Site to qualify for workers’ compensation. Learn more about it at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

EPA Names BoRit Asbestos Superfund Site in Ambler as Promising for Redevelopment

The EPA has named an asbestos superfund site in Ambler, Pennsylvania among 30 promising sites for commercial redevelopment. Learn more at

Mesothelioma Survivor Heather Von St. James Wins Daily Point of Light Award

Mesothelioma survivor and advocate Heather Von St. James has been honored with a Daily Point of Light Award for her work in the mesothelioma community. Learn more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

First Asbestos-Related Talcum Powder Lawsuit in New Jersey Begins Jury Selection

Jury selection has begun for New Jersey’s first asbestos-related talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. Learn more about this case and related talcum powder lawsuits at

Study Shows Lake Mead Mice Became Sick from Asbestos

A new study shows that even low doses of asbestos fibers found around the Lake Mead area make mice sick. Learn more about this and other recent medical information related to asbestos and mesothelioma at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Asbestos Found in Claire’s Stores Makeup for Children

Over the Christmas weekend, Claire’s store chain began pulling makeup marketed at children due to the discovery of asbestos. Read more at Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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April 01, 2018

Global Asbestos Awareness Week

“The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization dedicates April 1-7 to increasing awareness of asbestos and preventing exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn, and take action. To learn more, please visit their site via the link below.”

April 02, 2018

National Public Health Week

“During the first week of April, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. For more information, please visit their site via the link below. ”