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FDA-Approved Keytruda Treatment Could Help Mesothelioma Patients

Silver Spring, MD - November 11, 2015

Recently, the FDA approved Merck immunotherapy drug Keytruda for treatment in non-small cell lung cancer and is bringing hope to mesothelioma patients.

Public Interest Groups Urge Cybersecurity Caucus To Help Fight FACT Act

Washington, D.C. - November 06, 2015

Five public interest groups look to the House Cybersecurity Caucus to help oppose the FACT Act bill.

Capitol Hill Cannon Building Closes Due To Asbestos Scare

Washington, D.C. - November 04, 2015

The Cannon building, home to more than 100 Capitol Hill lawmakers' offices, was recently closed for an asbestos scare.

New FDA-Approved Cancer-Killing Virus Is Released

Thousand Oaks, CA - October 30, 2015

A new cancer-killing virus has been approved by the FDA that could pave the way for future cancer treatments.

Bacon To Be Added To WHO's List Of Cancer-Causing Products

Washington, D.C. - October 28, 2015

WHO to add processed meats, such as bacon, to its list of hazardous products alongside tobacco and asbestos.

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Detroit's DMC Consultants Fined Over $265,000 In OSHA Fines

Detroit, Michigan - October 23, 2015

DMC Consultants to pay $265,200 in asbestos violation fines by Michigan OSHA for violating worker safety rules.

$17k Fence Being Installed Around A Former Hospital To Receive $125k In Asbestos Work

Nimishillen Township, OH - October 22, 2015

A $17k fence is being installed around a "haunted" hospital in Ohio that's about to have $125k worth of asbestos removal in 30 days.

Health Department Employees Working In Asbestos-Contaminated Building

Pittsburgh, PA - October 16, 2015

Allegheny County Health Department employees are being forced to work in an asbestos-contaminated building with no secured solution in the near future.

EPA Scientist's "Small Fibers Matter" Asbestos Work To Be Published

Duluth, Minnesota - October 09, 2015

Scientist Philip Cook's "small fibers matter" asbestos research will be published and shared for the first time at this week's symposium in Duluth, Minnesota.

Hundreds Of Portland Homes Demolished Without Proper Asbestos Removal

Portland, OR - October 02, 2015

Hundreds of asbestos-containing Portland homes have been demolished without contractors first removing the hazardous material.

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