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Martin & Jones Investigating Mesothelioma From Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson has announced a recall of approximately 33,000 bottles of its Johnson’s Baby Powder, after testing by the FDA revealed the presence of asbestos in samples of the product. Until this recall, Johnson & Johnson has repeatedly claimed that its Johnson’s Baby Powder was asbestos-free.  In 2018, the […]

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Story Reports “Russian Mining Firm Puts Trump’s Face On Its Asbestos Products”

A notorious Russian asbestos mining company, Uralasbest, has begun to mark its packages of raw asbestos with an “Approved by Donald Trump” stamp. This comes after the Trump administration’s EPA proposal to loosen regulations on asbestos in the United States and allow more uses of the carcinogenic material. Uralasbest is […]

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EPA Removes Restrictions On Super-Polluting Trucks

July 9, 2018

In addition to asbestos deregulation, the Environmental Protection Agency has also removed restrictions on other pollutants, such as those in the vehicle industry. Former agency director Scott Pruitt announced on his last day in office that the agency will remove production limits on “super-polluting” glider trucks. As part of the […]

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EPA Proposal Allows New Uses of Asbestos in US

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1970.  The EPA’s role is to set and enforce standards to ensure environmental protection.  Its website states the agency’s mission:  “Since its inception, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.”  https://www.epa.gov/history Asbestos was one of the […]

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Are OSHA’s Toxic Exposure Standards Strong Enough to Protect American Workers?

A staggering number of U.S. workers are affected by toxic chemical exposures. OSHA estimates that 50,000 workers die and over 190,000 develop illnesses every year from occupational exposures, while some experts say the actual numbers are much higher. This includes asbestos diseases like malignant mesothelioma and a multitude of other […]

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Global Asbestos Awareness Week

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization dedicates the first week in April each year toward “increasing awareness of asbestos and preventing exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn and take action.”  This year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week includes personal stories from victims including from […]

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Asbestos Industry Pushes Bill That Would Take Away Victim Rights

Insurance companies and the asbestos industry are trying to push a bill through Congress that would take away rights of victims of asbestos disease. Exposure to asbestos has killed hundreds of thousands of American workers, and kills thousands more every year. Read the editorial in Huffington Post written by president […]

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Mesothelioma Found in Areas with Naturally Occurring Asbestos

A New York Times article reported on a scientist’s findings of ‘troubling patterns of mesothelioma’ in areas with naturally occurring asbestos deposits. Two Nevada geologists found evidence of ‘a landscape filled with asbestos.’ Based on that concern, they reached out to asbestos-related disease experts. The state of Nevada refused to […]

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Human Safety Takes a Back Seat to Asbestos Profits in India

The World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, virtually all of the world’s medical community and the credible scientific community have declared for years that no level of asbestos exposure is safe for humans. We’ve known for decades that asbestos exposure is the only cause of malignant mesothelioma, a horrible […]

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New study shows mesothelioma patients benefit from pre-surgery radiation

A recent study indicates that patients with malignant mesothelioma who have pre-surgery radiation treatments have a greatly improved survival rate after the surgery. While the treatment of mesothelioma remains extremely challenging, and the prognosis remains difficult to predict, this treatment option provides hope of improving quality of life for years […]

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