The danger asbestos poses to construction workers has not been as widely acknowledged in recent years. For too many, asbestos is a thing of the past.
It can be difficult to know when asbestos is present in a particular material or building. If in doubt, it is best to assume that asbestos is present. We recently wrote about the frequent presence of asbestos in schools throughout the country.
All forms of asbestos cause cancer. There has been a persistent myth, however, that some forms of asbestos are safe. Often, these myths are rooted in studies funded by industries that have used, or still currently use, chrysolite asbestos.
According to the results of a joint investigation by the District Attorney's offices in Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, 17 certified asbestos inspectors routinely lied about performing inspections, putting construction workers and nearby residents at risk of asbestos exposure.
How old is your child's school? Is it due for a renovation? Do you know the risks schoolchildren and their teachers face each day due to asbestos exposure?
We have published a slideshare on the regulations that govern asbestos use in the U.S.
When your child gets on the school bus every morning, the last thing you expect is that he or she is being driven to a classroom contaminated with dangerous asbestos. While this may sound surprising to many, the sad reality is that school administrators aren't necessarily required by law to remove asbestos, even if they know it is there.
Thanks to a recent decision by the California Supreme Court, mesothelioma victims in the Golden State now have additional legal protections available if they were ever exposed to asbestos by their housemates.
According to a new study presented at the annual International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer conference, researchers claim to have identified a possible new biomarker for malignant pleural mesothelioma, which is an often-deadly form of cancer typically caused by asbestos exposure.
According to criminal charges recently filed by federal prosecutors, a Denver apartment complex released asbestos from two of its towers into the air during a renovation from January to February of 2014.