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Asbestos Substitute, Rock Wool Fiber, Also Causes DNA Damage, Study Finds

Article courtesy of mesotheliomaresearchnews.com An asbestos alternative known as rock wool fiber also causes DNA damage, according to a Chinese study. The finding is important because scientists say asbestos causes the lung cancer mesothelioma and other cancers, and the research suggests that substituting rock wool fiber for asbestos will not prevent these diseases. Another reason the study

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Is Asbestos in Talcum Baby Powder the ‘Crime of the Century’?

The following article is courtesy of legalexaminer.com Recent health and safety information has arisen with regard to asbestos contamination of common talc baby powder products, including talc products sold by Johnson & Johnson, and other talcum powder products still for sale throughout the United States. During 2016 and 2017, defective product personal injury litigation has

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How To Stay Safe From Asbestos & Other Harmful Substances During Home Improvement

The following article is courtesy of titan-enviro.com Renovating your home is an exciting project but it’s important to be aware of harmful substances in your home which can pose health hazards when disturbed. Older homes often contain dangerous substances such as asbestos, lead paint and mold. Here’s a look at the most dangerous toxins to be

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Insurance giant IAG pays $14m a year for meth claims

The following article has been sourced from NZHerald.co.nz The country’s largest insurer says it pays out $14 million methamphetamine claims on residential properties. Ralph Hart, Insurance Australia Group New Zealand’s personal lines underwriting solutions manager, said most claims in tenanted properties were for meth use. “IAG meth claims tally about $14m per year, with claim

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5 Top Tips to managing asbestos

The following article has been sourced from rla.org.uk Asbestos was a common building material between the 1960s and 1980s before being banned in the UK in the year 1999. Asbestos is not harmful unless it is disturbed and is still common in many homes. However, landlord could be prosecuted if tenants, workmen or visitors are exposed

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September 11: Death toll could rise by millions from ‘toxic’ asbestos dust

The following article has been sourced from 9news.com.au The death toll from the September 11 terror attack could soar into the millions as a result of the toxic dust that blanketed New York City when the Twin Towers collapsed. Residents have already started to develop cancers caused by the asbestos-filled ash that erupted from the World

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Widow sues James Hardie over asbestos exposure from washing husband’s clothes

Elva Halliday, now 84 and suffering from mesothelioma, is taking building products supplier James Hardie to court for failing to protect her family from asbestos exposure. The memory of her husband coming home and playing with the kids has become a painful one for Elva Halliday​. Without knowing it, Patrick Halliday​ was exposing his three children and his

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Asbestos exposure in the non-occupational environment

In April 2015 a report on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor was released, titled “Asbestos exposure in New Zealand: Review of the scientific evidence of non-occupational risks”. This paper reviews the risks from asbestos exposure in the non-occupational environment. The review provides a comprehensive

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Asbestos Blocked for 6th Time from Hazardous Substances List

View the original article and sources at asbestos.com The fight to impose tough trade restrictions on chrysotile asbestos — a toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma cancer and other serious health conditions — will have to wait at least another two years. For the sixth consecutive time, a handful of countries blocked the inclusion of the

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Asbestos: from miracle material to malefactor

Strong, fireproof, soundproof and an excellent insulator against heat and electrical current — at the end of the 19th century, asbestos had all the makings of a miracle construction material. By the beginning of the 21st, its reputation had fallen to that of a carcinogen and toxic substance. Cancer research group CAREX Canada estimates that

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