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Coronavirus Update: Mesothelioma Patient Information

Respiratory illnesses like coronavirus can be extremely dangerous for patients with mesothelioma. Coronavirus symptoms may resemble symptoms of mesothelioma, making things especially worrisome and confusing for people who were exposed to asbestos. Health officials warn that those with weakened immune systems are at greater risk for infection. What Is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a group of…

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Johnson & Johnson May Have Rigged Asbestos Tests

Johnson & Johnson may have altered contamination tests so that the company could declare its baby powder free of asbestos. This is what the attorneys representing four mesothelioma victims argued to a New Jersey jury on February 5, 2020. This comes after a shocking Federal Drug Administration (FDA) discovery of trace amounts of cancer-causing asbestos…

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Johnson & Johnson Maintains Powder is Asbestos-Free After Self Testing — Meanwhile Hawaii Resident Files Suit

After its own third party investigation, Johnson & Johnson once again asserts that its baby powder does not contain deadly asbestos. A 64-year-old Australian woman who lives in Hawaii doesn’t agree. The Australian equine chiropractor filed a civil lawsuit last month alleging her use of talcum powder produced by Johnson & Johnson led to her…

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Asbestos Disposal: Improper Practices Could Cost Tens of Thousands of Dollars

Asbestos Disposal Violator in Massachusetts Learns the Hard Way A Framington, Massachusetts company now owes almost $50,000 in fines after attempting to dispose of asbestos-laden building materials improperly. Laborers from SMBG, a construction firm, tore out the interior of a multi-unit apartment building in Southbridge and hauled the building materials to an asbestos waste facility…

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Libby, Montana Asbestos Disaster: 20 Years Later

Before 1999, the tiny town of Libby, Montana — population less than 3,000 in the far northwest corner of the state — ranked unknown to most Americans. That all changed 20 years ago when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally responded to cries from local citizens to take notice of the tragedy devastating their community.…

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Former EPA Heads Call for Asbestos Ban

While legislation seeking to ban asbestos recently moved from a House subcommittee to a full committee, two past Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators decried the current agency and demanded passage of the bill. Harsh Words for Current EPA in New York Times Op-Ed Gina McCarthy and William K. Reilly wrote a scathing op-ed in the…

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