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FDA, European agencies investigating makeup for asbestos

The recent revelation that some talc-based makeup sold at Claire’s contained asbestos sparked concern and outrage among consumers. In March, the Food and Drug Administration began a general investigation into makeup products sold in the U.S. Now, the Netherlands are similarly starting an investigation into consumer products sold in Europe.

New handheld test can detect asbestos

Many homeowners are unaware of whether their house contains asbestos. Used throughout the 20th century as an insulator, asbestos is not detectable by sight alone. Asbestos is a deadly carcinogen linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related illnesses.

Randy Gori honored with Friend of Labor Award

Randy Gori, founding partner of Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., was recently awarded the 2018 Friend of Labor Award. The award recognizes the community achievements of Gori by the Central Labor Council representing over 30,000 members of 80+ unions, lodges and other affiliated organizations throughout Madison County and surrounding counties. This is the highest award given to a person who is not a member of a labor organization.

An overview of palliative care for mesothelioma

The sad truth is that mesothelioma is not curable. If found early, aggressive treatments including radiation, chemotherapy and surgery can both lengthen and improve the quality of life for the patient. Even later-stage mesothelioma can be treated aggressively. However, mesothelioma is hard to diagnose, as symptoms can be indicative of any number of things, including pneumonia. And because mesothelioma usually doesn’t develop until decades after exposure to asbestos, it often catches the patient by surprise.

Case linking lawn fertilizer to mesothelioma moves forward

We have written extensively on the vermiculite mine in Libby, Montana. Run by the W.R. Grace Company, the nation’s largest vermiculite mine was also home to extensive asbestos deposits. Mining the vermiculite ore disturbed the asbestos, leading to workers and residents being exposed to asbestos dust in large quantities and contaminating the vermiculite with dangerous and carcinogenic asbestos fibers. It remains one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in the country.

Bill seeks to protect Detroit residents from asbestos exposure

Awareness of the prevalence and harm of asbestos has been fading in recent years. That has led many contractors to become lax about asbestos safety. In Detroit, which has seen the largest blight removal project in the country, this is a dangerous oversight.

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