Neighbors Fear Asbestos Exposure from Fire-Damaged Illinois Factory

12/03/2010 Algonquin, IL (Mesothelioma News) Demolition activity at a fire-damaged former Toastmaster factory in Algonquin, IL, has sparked fear of possible asbestos exposure-and a heightened risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases in the area. Mesothelioma, in particular, has nearby residents worried. The aggressive cancer-which attacks the protective lining covering many of the body’s organs […]

Mesothelioma Alert: Florida Mayor Wants Asbestos Pipes Removed From Development Site

08/19/2010 Broward County FL,  Mesothelioma News – The asbestos-laden pipes in a closed mobile home park have got to go, according to the Judy Paul, mayor of Davie, Florida.  She cites concerns that the pipes, part of a shuttered mobile home complex scheduled for redevelopment into a park, pose a risk for deadly asbestos-related diseases. […]

Asbestos Mesothelioma Alert: Asbestos Removal – Oregon School District Fined

07/13/2010 Jefferson County, Oregon, Mesothelioma News – School District Fine Underscores Dangers- and Difficulties of – Asbestos Removal When Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) slapped a local school district with $33,000 in penalties, it seemed, at first glance, to be a sizable—if not earth-shattering—fine for shoddy renovation work. But the work involved asbestos removal […]

Colorado Man Indicted for Triggering Asbestos Emergency

04/23/2010 Colorado (Mesothelioma News) – Pretending to be a certified asbestos inspector in order to obtain employment, a Colorado man improperly performed air testing and falsified lab results, a Colorado grand jury said on April 15. The state grand jury charged that his actions contributed to the release of dangerous asbestos particles and threatened “immediate […]

Colorado Springs house fire possibly exposed firefighters to asbestos

03/13/2010 Colorado Springs, CO-Colorado Springs fire crews may have been exposed to a potentially deadly cancer-causing agent known as asbestos, when they responded to a house fire on Thursday, December 31, 2009. Firefighters rushed the house fire on the 5200 block of Tomah Circle around 6:15 p.m., where no injuries were reported, as reported by […]