Asbestos is very common and has been used in building products for centuries. The applications for asbestos are wide-ranging. Due to the fire-resistant and insulating qualities that asbestos provides, it has been used in thousands of different building products- including pipe insulation, floor tile, ceiling tile, mastics, and much more. It wasn’t until 1973 that…

Before asbestos mining came to the United States, it was already commonplace in Canada. Quebec was a large mining area, though mines operated in cities throughout Canada. At one point, Canada had several dozen mines in operation and was the largest exporter of asbestos to the U.S. and many other countries. Canada’s last asbestos mine…

There are many products that still contain asbestos used every day across the nation. The EPA ban from the 1970’s did not cover all products, and still allows some products to contain as much as 1% asbestos. Since asbestos is a known cause of a deadly lung cancer called mesothelioma, it’s important to be aware…

In many cases, when unexpected property damage occurs, asbestos material can be discovered within your property’s damaged material.  When this happens, ASBESTOS PRO SERVICES will work the property owner and with the insurance company to proficiently process the claim.  We can help you throughout the claims process and will often bill the insurance company directly. …

Many people have heard of asbestos and realize that it can be dangerous, but fewer understand how it can affect their health. Asbestos is a mineral that was used extensively in construction and manufacturing until the 1980s, and it is still present in many buildings. Here are 3 of the most common ways that asbestos…

From MASSLIVE Updated Sep 8, 9:12 AM; Posted Sep 6, 2019 By Elise Linscott LONGMEADOW — More asbestos has been found at the site of the Department of Public Works building under construction on Dwight Road, likely meaning more expenses and delays. The town broke ground for the $22 million facility last year, and it was originally…

By Andrew Higgins, New York Times April 7, 2019 ASBEST, Russia — Sniped at for decades by health advocates, Russia’s doggedly defiant producer of asbestos — a substance banned as a killer by more than 60 countries — thinks it has perhaps finally found the perfect figure for a campaign to rehabilitate the product’s deeply…

Johnson & Johnson’s shares dipped on Thursday after a jury in California ordered the company to pay more than $29 million to a woman who claimed that asbestos in its talc-based powder products had caused her cancer. In rendering its verdict in Alameda County Superior Court on Wednesday, the jury found that Johnson & Johnson…

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 5, 2019–The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure through education, advocacy, and community work; today praised the Senate for passing the 15th Resolution establishing designating April 1–7, 2019 as “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” S. Res. 92. Linda Reinstein, President and Co-Founder of ADAO, applauded the Senate for their work…

March 5, 2019, at 2:13 p.m. BY CHAD TERHUNE (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress to modernize rules for cosmetics safety on Tuesday after it issued an alert warning consumers not to use three cosmetics products sold by Claire’s Stores Inc because they tested positive for asbestos, a known carcinogen….

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