Category: Mesothelioma News

Medical Marijuana Bill Could Restrict Access to Mesothelioma Patients
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Medical Marijuana Bill Could Restrict Access to Mesothelioma Patients

HELENA, MONTANA – The Montana Legislature has proposed a bill that could restrict medical marijuana access to people with asbestos-related health problems, including mesothelioma. Senate Bill 333 would include a seed-to-sale tracking system, laboratory testing, and a tax on medical marijuana determined by weight. Those against Senate Bill 333 believe it works against small providers,...

Italian Study Says Doll Factories Led to Asbestos Exposure
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Italian Study Says Doll Factories Led to Asbestos Exposure

BRESCIA, ITALY – According to a recent study by Italian scientists, workers in cloth doll factories have a higher chance of developing mesothelioma cancer due to asbestos exposure. Many of these factories have employed women, who are not traditionally seen as having been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. In the study, two women’s mesothelioma...

“License to Kill” Bill Could Keep Asbestos Legal in the U.S.
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“License to Kill” Bill Could Keep Asbestos Legal in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has introduced a new version of the Regulatory Accountability Act that could make banning asbestos an even more difficult journey. The House has already passed the new legislation, and it is currently awaiting a decision from the Senate. This act, dubbed as the “License to Kill Bill” by the Center for...

Firefighter Database Could Aid Mesothelioma and Other Cancer Research
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Firefighter Database Could Aid Mesothelioma and Other Cancer Research

LANSING, MICHIGAN – U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan, co-sponsored legislation to create a national registry to monitor cancer diagnosis in firefighters. The bill is supported by several firefighter organizations, including the International Association of Fire Fighters, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Congressional Fire Services Institute, and the Michigan Chapter of the International Association...

Asbestos Found in Illegal Tobacco Products
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Asbestos Found in Illegal Tobacco Products

LONDON, ENGLAND – In recent years, England has seen an increase in illegal tobacco products, many of which are tainted with asbestos. This increase is believed to be brought about by stricter smoking laws, which have banned ten-packs of cigarettes and smaller bags of roll-your-own tobacco. It is estimated that approximately one in eight retailers...

EPA Head Promises to Clean Up Superfund Sites
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EPA Head Promises to Clean Up Superfund Sites

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has promised to clean up decades-old Superfund sites, even as he is overseeing the rollback of federal environmental regulations against pollution. “I am making it a priority to ensure contaminated sites get cleaned up. We will be more hands-on to ensure proper oversight and attention...

Denver Business Ordered to Provide Assistance to Asbestos Victims
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Denver Business Ordered to Provide Assistance to Asbestos Victims

Denver, CO – Willmax Capital Management, Inc., is being ordered to pay for medical services related to exposing a number of Denver residents the company to deadly asbestos. This is part of the company’s five-year condition of probation and will be conducted at National Jewish Health, a respiratory hospital in Denver. The probation resulted from...

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Beech-Nut Refuses to Pay for Asbestos Clean Up at Former Plant
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Beech-Nut Refuses to Pay for Asbestos Clean Up at Former Plant

Canajoharie, NY – Beech-Nut says it will not spend for the multimillion-dollar asbestos clean up at its former plant in Montgomery County, in spite of a federal order issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in April. EPA workers recently sealed piles of asbestos-containing particles and the exterior walls of the plant. The sealant prevents...

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