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Asbestos-Contaminated Houses Won’t Work for Fire Training

Eleven Statesville condemned homes were hoped to be burned and used for fire training, but asbestos has stopped the plan.

Florida Supreme Court Reviews Asbestos in Cigarette Filters Case

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up an asbestos case filed by a man who suffers from mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Cases Expected to Increase Through 2025

A new report shows the number of malignant mesothelioma cases is expected to rise through at least 2025. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Asbestos Found in Makeup from Popular Children’s Clothing Store Justice

A local news station in Raleigh has discovered asbestos in makeup sold at Justice, a popular clothing store for children and tweens. Read more at mesotheliomago.com.

EPA Funds Asbestos Cleanup Along South Carolina Trail

The EPA has matched funds from the City of Pickens, South Carolina to clean up asbestos along the popular Doodle Trail. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Asbestos Found After Baltimore Steam Pipe Explosion

Asbestos was recently discovered on several cars damaged by a steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Study Questions Cost Effectiveness of Bevacizumab for Mesothelioma Treatment

A study recently published by Chinese researchers is has questioned the cost effectiveness of Avastin® (bevacizumab) as a treatment for mesothelioma.

New Hampshire Worker Claims Asbestos Exposure

A construction worker in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, recently filed a complaint with OSHA for asbestos exposure. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Recent Increase in Therapeutic Clinical Trials for Mesothelioma

Within the past year, there has been a significant increase in the number of therapeutic clinical trials for mesothelioma cancer.

Polaris Recalls 35,000 ATVs Due to Asbestos

Polaris has recalled 35,000 ATVs because of asbestos bans in Australia, Europe, and New Zealand. Read more about this issue at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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