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EPA Head Promises to Clean Up Superfund Sites

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says cleaning up decades-old Superfund sites is essential. Read more about asbestos Superfund sites at Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Asbestos Found in Illegal Tobacco Products

England has seen an increase in illegal tobacco products in recent years, many of which are tainted with asbestos. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Firefighter Database Could Aid Mesothelioma and Other Cancer Research

Co-sponsored legislation has been proposed to create a national registry to monitor cancer diagnosis in firefighters. Read more about this important legislation at Mesothelioma.com.

“License to Kill” Bill Could Keep Asbestos Legal in the U.S.

A revised version of the Regulatory Accountability Act is waiting for decision in the Senate, and could prevent an asbestos ban. Read more about the bill at Mesothelioma.com.

Italian Study Says Doll Factories Led to Asbestos Exposure

A study by Italian scientists has identified doll factories as a significant source of asbestos exposure. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Medical Marijuana Bill Could Restrict Access to Mesothelioma Patients

The Montana Legislature has proposed a bill that could restrict medical marijuana access to people with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related health problems.

Former Milwaukee School Listed as Asbestos Superfund Site

The former VE Carter School of Excellence in Milwaukee was recently listed as an EPA Superfund site for its asbestos and other hazardous materials. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.

Missouri Asbestos Claims Transparency Law Could Hurt Mesothelioma Patients

House Bill 333 is making its way through the Missouri General Assembly despite the potential suffering it would cause many mesothelioma victims. Read more at Mesothelioma.com

Lawn Care Workers in Hazmat Suits Due to Asbestos Concerns

Lawn care workers in Davidson, NC have been wearing hazardous material (hazmat) suits due to asbestos concerns from a former mill nearby. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.

D.C. Police Department Not Informed of Asbestos in Its Headquarters

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department claims it did not receive any notifications alerting them of asbestos removal taking place at its headquarters. Learn more at Mesothelioma.com.

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