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Mesothelioma Concerns Grow with Increasing Building Renovations in Massachusetts

Boston, MA - December 29, 2016

The number of asbestos removal projects in Massachusetts has increased, causing much concern for workers to develop mesothelioma or related diseases.

New Mesothelioma Biomarker Shows Promise

Vienna, Austria - December 27, 2016

A new biomarker (FGF18) has shown promise for patients with pleural mesothelioma according to a paper presented at the World Conference on Lung Canter.

Dangerous Asbestos Levels In Devine, Texas’ Water

Devine, Texas - December 22, 2016

The city of Devine, Texas, has warned its residents that high levels of asbestos has been present in their drinking water for at a year or longer.

$4 Million Asbestos Project Begun at Billings Courthouse

Billings, Montana - December 20, 2016

A $4 million project to remove asbestos has begun at the former federal courthouse in downtown Billings, Montana, and will take 8 months to complete.

Paterson, NJ Schools Sued for Mishandling Asbestos Removal

Paterson, N.J. - December 15, 2016

Former Paterson (NJ) Schools Environmental Officer Brenda Zemo is suing the district saying it improperly handled asbestos during renovations.

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21st Century Cures Act Will Help Fight Mesothelioma and Other Cancers

Washington, D.C. - December 13, 2016

The 21st Century Cures Act has passed in both the House and Senate and will provide billions of dollars for researching cancer and other deadly diseases.

CA Supreme Court Says Companies May Be Held Liable for Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

San Francisco, CA - December 08, 2016

The Supreme Court of California has issued a ruling that companies can be held accountable for secondary exposure to asbestos in a worker's home.

Asbestos and Mesothelioma Cause Big Losses for Property and Casualty Insurers

Oldwick, NJ - December 06, 2016

Property and casualty insurers continue to suffer financially as a result of increasing losses due to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

New Study on Palliative Care for Mesothelioma Cancer Patients

Palermo, Italy - December 01, 2016

A new study shows palliative care should be considered to relieve suffering in all disease stages of mesothelioma cancer, not just at the end of life.

Indiana State Department Being Taken to Court Over Asbestos Exposure Emails

Goshen, Indiana - November 29, 2016

The Indiana State Department of Environmental Management is being taken to court over emails about asbestos exposure.

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