Asbestos and Mesothelioma News Wrap Up: December 2014

The mesothelioma lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy understand the importance of staying up to date on the latest asbestos and mesothelioma news. Below is a group of some of the most recent news stories covering asbestos exposure, mesothelioma research and other headlines from throughout the world.

  • EPA: Asbestos cleanup reducing health risks in Libby
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a human health assessment for Libby, one of the largest sites of asbestos exposure, which found that cleanup efforts at the site are reducing deadly asbestos poisoning.
  • Asbestos remains legal despite fatal illnesses linked to it
    Asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, claim the lives of 10,000 Americans every year. Despite this, all efforts to legislate an asbestos ban have been stopped by powerful industrial lobbies and partisan wrangling.
  • Asbestos: An ongoing challenge to global health
    A new article in the journal Annals of Global Health details the current state of asbestos use worldwide, including the how the global spread of asbestos is changing. However, there are still examples of flawed science that are used to justify continued use across the globe.

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