By | January 9, 2009

Update: St. Louis Post Office Clear of Asbestos

Last week we told you about the potential asbestos scare at a St. Louis post office, but today we have good news. The U.S. Post Office located in St. Louis County, IL that… Read More

By | January 8, 2009

Long-Term Worries Continue For Residents Near Swift Creek

Residents living near Swift Creek, an area in Whatcom County, Washington, continue to look for answers from local and federal governments about long-term containment and clean-up efforts of the Swift Creek asbestos… Read More

By | January 5, 2009

Asbestos Concerns Close St. Louis Post Office reported that a United States Post Office located near the Westport Plaza was closed last Friday after a St. Louis County health inspector suspected that asbestos had been released during the… Read More

By | January 2, 2009

Two Major Settlements In Asbestos-Related Illness Lawsuits

Victims of asbestos-related illnesses achieved two victories recently, as multiple manufacturers are held financially responsible for the victims’ illnesses. Two cases were heard, one in California and one in Florida, and the… Read More

By | January 2, 2009

Bozeman, Montana Initiates Efforts for More Asbestos Cleanups

The city of Bozeman, Montana, has taken the next step towards the cleanup of the asbestos contamination at the current Superfund site near the Bozeman Public Library. The area around the public… Read More

By | December 30, 2008

New Asbestos Cancer Research from Ohio State University

Ohio State University scientists are hoping to discover how asbestos fibers form cancer in human cells. Although clinical applications for the research are years away, researchers hope their work will aid in… Read More

By | December 28, 2008

Asbestos-Related Illnesses and Deaths Grow According to CDC Report

Big industry had for years claimed that asbestos was safe and not a risk to human life, and it is only after years of research — and thousands of deaths — that… Read More

By | December 24, 2008

Hamner Institute Receives Grant For Asbestos Study From EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded The Hamner Institute for Health Services a $2.1 million contract to research the health effects of asbestos exposure. The three-year study will focus on vermiculite, and in particular,… Read More

By | December 19, 2008

University of Minnesota Gives Update on Mesothelioma Study

In 2006, the University of Minnesota began a $4.9-million-dollar study of mesothelioma in the Iron Ridge of Minnesota, where unusually high rates of the rare and terminal lung cancer have been discovered.… Read More

By | December 19, 2008

Pleural Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Looks Promising

A clinical trial recently conducted in Japan and supervised by the Japanese Ministry of Health and cancer researchers Eli Lilly and Company had very promising results. They recently announced that a combination… Read More