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Study on Methoxyamine Treatment for Mesothelioma

Researchers at five major cancer research centers, including the Mayo Clinic and the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, are recruiting patients for a study of the chemical methoxyamine. The principal investigator is Doctor Marianna Koczywas at City of Hope. Methoxyamine, when given together with cisplatin and pemetrexed disodium, may be a better treatment for […]

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Huntington Beach, CA Students Displaced Following Asbestos Scare

Nearly 1,300 Ocean View School District students of Huntington Beach, California were recently displaced after fears emerged regarding an asbestos scare at Oak View and Hope View elementary schools. These students have not been able to attend their original schools since October 6th after asbestos was discovered while renovations were being conducted at the schools. […]

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New Naturally Occurring Asbestos Discovered

A recent study that will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Vancouver, Canada will illustrate that the formation and presence of naturally occurring asbestos minerals could be more widespread than previous reports. This study focuses on the discovery of new sources of naturally occurring asbestos in the […]

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EPA Awards (asbestos sickness) A Grant to the Texas Department of State Health Services

Recently, it was announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had awarded the Texas Department of State Health Services with a $124,741 grant in order to aid the Department in reducing asbestos exposures in Texas schools. The award will be used to fund compliance assistance and monitoring, enforcement actions, public outreach, facilities inspections, and […]

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Pain and Suffering Awards for Asbestos Exposure-Related Deaths

Up to the 1970s, asbestos exposure was common for those working in the fields of building and construction. This fibrous mineral was used in an assortment of building products, which were then handled and installed by buildings and construction workers. It has been over 30 years since the dangers of asbestos became common knowledge. However, […]

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