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Black Mold Closes AL Elementary, Gives School District Opportunity to Remove Asbestos

EPA's Investigation into Montevallo Elementary Says Asbestos is Not a Health Hazard, Asbestos Removal a Precaution

Buffalo Renovation Project Set to Begin Despite Asbestos Removal Hurdles

Trek Inc.'s New Lockport Home Will Need Over $3M in Renovations, Project Posed to Start Before the New Year

Study says Fibulin-3 Biomarker May Help Detect Early-Stage Pleural Mesothelioma

The results of the study could represent a huge step forward to catching mesothelioma before it reaches a late stage, making treatment more successful.

Post-storm Health Impact Forum Centers on Asbestos, Mold

Panelists from various agencies told a crowd of concerned home and business owners about hidden health hazards left behind after Hurricane Sandy.

US Insurance Companies Facing Unprecedented Increase of Asbestos Claims

Nearly $11 Billion More in Asbestos Costs Anticipated As More Older Insurance Policies Claimed

Wisconsin Fines County for Asbestos Violations at Fair Site

Authorities say Ozaukee County workers demolished eight buildings without first checking for asbestos.

Marginal Asbestos Threat at Oregon Airport

A fire at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport may have caused some asbestos material to become airborne.

Officials Say Asbestos Coating at Massachusetts High School Poses No Harm

A coating material that contains asbestos can remain safely in place after renovations at Methuen High School, a district spokesperson reports.

Asbestos Awareness Organization Announces 2013 Conference

The ADAO's 9th annual conference in March will address new trends in mesothelioma treatment and prevention.

Bridgeport Named in Top Ten of Dirtiest Cities in America, Former Asbestos Industry to Blame

Forbes Annual Listing Upsets Bridgeport Mayor, Citing City Has Made Great Strides to Repair the Environmental Damage

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