Asbestos and Mesothelioma News Wrap Up: November 2014

Here at Simmons Hanly Conroy, our asbestos attorneys want to keep you up to date on the latest asbestos and mesothelioma news. Below is a list of some of the most recent news stories covering asbestos exposure, mesothelioma research and other news from across the globe.

Genetically modified cells learn to fight mesothelioma
Researchers can genetically reengineer the human immune system to recognize cancer cells and attack them. This new treatment is showing promise in fighting tumors in cancers like mesothelioma.

Two companies fined $380,000 over asbestos exposure
Two companies exposed their workers to asbestos during the demolition of a Seattle apartment building. In addition to this, the companies did not properly clean up the dangerous material following the demolition.

EPA awards $124k grant to help reduce asbestos exposure in Texas schools
Earlier this fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Texas Department of State Health Services with $124,741 to go directly toward reducing asbestos exposure in Texas schools.

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