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Can Hair Dryers Cause Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer, with only one known cause – exposure to asbestos. A hairdresser may not be the first occupation that comes to mind when considering asbestos exposure, but according to a recent report in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, a 49-year-old hairdresser was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma…

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Dangerous Public Schools

With news of school shootings every year sensationalized by the corporate media, it’s all too easy to overlook the far greater and much more common danger in our schools–toxic buildings. Faculty at two high schools in Fullerton, California, reported at the end of the last academic year that school district administrators failed to issue warnings…

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W.R. Grace Settles Bankruptcy Lawsuit

Recently resolved bankruptcy court litigation involving asbestos-product maker W.R.Grace & Co. will likely benefit the thousands of sick individuals who have brought mesothelioma lawsuits against the company. According to The Daily Inter Lake, W.R. Grace recently ended bankruptcy court litigation that has dragged on since 2001 and agreed to a $19.5 million that will fund…

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