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FDA Goes After Sellers of Fraudulent Cancer Cures - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted warning letters earlier this month to more than a dozen companies selling some 65 products that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancers. The government agency noted that the products are sold without FDA scrutiny or approval and are usually sold online and over social media platforms. The makers of these fraudulent cancer cures cannot back their claims and some may be harmful to cance...

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Beech-Nut Refuses to Clean Up Asbestos Mess at Former Plant - A well-known maker of baby food is defying an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) order demanding they pay for a multi-million-dollar asbestos clean-up at the site of their former factory in Canajoharie, New York, a small town not far from the city of Utica. The U.S. EPA made the demand last month but, yesterday, company spokespersons said they would not obey the demand because they believe the clean-up is not their responsibil...

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City of Detroit Re-hires Asbestos Offender - Just a handful of weeks after federal prosecutors in Michigan accused a contractor of shoddy demolition practices that exposed his workers and others in a southwest Detroit neighborhood to dangerous asbestos, the city re-hired him to tear down more abandoned homes, reports an article in the Detroit Free Press. The city finally noticed the error of their ways after the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued dozens and dozens of ...

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Construction Company Sues Over Asbestos Waste - A construction company in Dayton, Ohio has sued a local garden center, claiming that those in charge at the popular garden shop didn’t tell them that the debris they hauled away from the site contained asbestos waste. According to an article in the Dayton Daily News, Dan Powers Construction is suing the North Dayton Garden Center for $10 million after losing their privileges at several dump sites in the area. The construction company was banne...

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Union Carbide Asbestos Suit - When Willis Edenfield died in 2011, just three months after being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, his wife was angry. And who wouldn’t be? Edenfield had worked for 40 years at a plant that handled asbestos materials daily, and, presumably, no one had warned the New Jersey man and his co-workers of the risk associated with exposure to this material. But when his widow, Thomasina, filed suit in 2015 against Union Carbide, the company that – between 1970 an...

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Electromet Asbestos Use At Manufacturing Facilities - In a small garage in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, a sheet metal fabricating company was born some 40 years ago in 1974. With big-name customers being among the company’s first clients, including a well-known marine electronics manufacturer, that little company – Electromet Corporation – grew quickly. It wasn’t long, says the company’s historian, before Electromet and its founders realized that they had outgrown their space in the small Pen...

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McGraw-Edison Asbestos Use - McGraw-Edison, a company that long manufactured a variety of electrical equipment, has employed generations of individuals in a variety of trades. Now part of Cooper Industries, it was created in 1957 when McGraw Electric (which dates back to 1900) merged with Thomas A. Edison, Inc. (a holding company for a variety of manufacturing entities) and became one. The McGraw and Edison families ran the company together for some time and a number of acquisitions were ma...

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Verdict in Talcum Powder Suit Prompts More Victims to Come Forward

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Hailstorm Causes Asbestos Worries - Hail the size of golf balls pelted the Denver area this past Monday, causing significant damage to cars, homes, stores, and other property. For the Denver School District, the hail caused the closure of one elementary school, which suffered 100 broken windows and, closure due to asbestos worries, because of the release of hazardous the toxin that was contained in putty that was holding many of the aging windows in place. An article in the Denver Post repo...

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Resident Questions Weirton Asbestos Abatement - Concerned about a recent episode that involved the improper demolition of an old Westinghouse facility, a Weirton resident asked Hancock County (WV) commissioners yesterday if the old Weirton Steel Company blast furnace, scheduled to meet its demise shortly, would be abated of asbestos before it’s taken down. Resident John Thomas brought up the issue at the monthly commissioners’ meeting, citing the Westinghouse issue and addressing his concer...
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