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  • Family’s horror: ‘We’ve been living in a toxic asbestos hell since Debbie’

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    TRYING to put into words just how much she and her family had lost due to Cyclone Debbie’s wrath, Amanda Van Stralen couldn’t hold back the tears any longer. The Mackay mum, her husband Nathan and their two young children Leo (3) and Luna (5 months) have almost reached breaking point after their rental home […] More

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  • Authorities worry that many U.S. schools could have dangerous asbestos

    When the Ocean View school district in Orange County, Calif., began to modernize its facilities last year, school officials and taxpayers got an unwelcome surprise. Workers found asbestos in 11 buildings, triggering a costly and disruptive effort to remove the carcinogen. Three elementary schools had to be shuttered for the year, displacing about 1,700 children. […] More

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  • Proposed law would create national cancer registry for firefighters

    Firefighting is among the most dangerous occupations for many reasons, but firefighters also can face increased long-term health risks due to exposure to a variety of hazardous substances on the job. That’s why a congressman from Indiana is proposing federal legislation to track incidences of cancer among firefighters. A 2010 study by the CDC of […] More

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  • 200+ Women Have Submitted Claims Against Johnson & Johnson For Cause of Ovarian Cancer

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    JOHNSON & JOHNSON settlement

    TALCUM POWDER SETTLEMENT     More than 4,800 talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn women of the risk of developing ovarian cancer from using its popular baby powder in the pelvic area. Five such cases have resulted in massive monetary awards of  $417 million, $110 million, $72 million, $70 million, and […] More

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  • Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

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    Ovarian Cancer Due To Talcum Powder

    Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m to a woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after using products such as baby powder. The California jury’s decision marks the largest award yet in a string of lawsuits that claim the firm did not adequately warn about cancer risks from talc-based products. A spokeswoman […] More

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  • The once asbestos filled building – $85 million was the estimated total to fix this limestone building closed in 2008

    There are few people with fonder memories of high school than James Hill. One of Schenley’s last graduates, Mr. Hill, a special assistant to Mayor Bill Peduto, helped salvage artifacts from his beloved alma mater and amassed a collection of his own memorabilia. And he really means it when he says he’s “always happy to […] More

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  • Apartment renters possibly exposed to asbestos KMGH – Denver, CO

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury awarded $13 million to a 73-year-old woman who contracted a deadly disease from using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co. Jurors deliberated for two hours Tuesday before finding that New York-based Colgate was 95 percent responsible for Judith Winkel’s mesothelioma, a fatal lung disease, according to […] More

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  • Occupational Asbestos Exposure

    Is asbestos dangerous? Asbestos is natural material occur in the environment as bundles of tiny fibers.These fibers are harmless if left intact and undisturbed. In this condition asbestos containing materials do not pose a health risk. But if these micro fibers are disturbed and inhaled or ingested, people are affected by asbestos and become harmful […] More

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