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University of Montana Foregoing Additional Asbestos Testing

The University of Montana recently discovered asbestos in a campus building being used for a preschool. They subsequently closed the building for cleaning and asbestos abatement. Meanwhile, the preschool has been moved to another building on campus until the other can be reopened.

Libby Clinic Treating Patients with Asbestos-Related Illness, Buried in Paperwork and Lawsuits

Libby, Montana residents are familiar with asbestos and its dangers. The infamous vermiculite mine in the town is full of naturally occurring asbestos. Hundreds of Libby residents have died from diseases related to asbestos exposure and thousands more are currently suffering.

World Lung Cancer Day - August 1

August 1st is World Lung Cancer Day. The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates, and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS joins the grassroots efforts of the lung cancer community to raise awareness about lung cancer and its global impact, creating an educational movement of understanding lung cancer risks, as well as early treatment around the world. 

Asbestos Found on Australia Beach

Nightcliff Beach is a popular destination for tourists and locals of Australia's Northern Territory. The sands are covered with shells, sea glass, and... asbestos.

Alison Edwards, who recently moved to Nightcliff noticed the presence of asbestos on the beach being picked up by the beaches' unknowing visitors. Signage stating there is asbestos present is "pretty rusty and seemed like it had been around for a good few years-as had the pieces of asbestos."

Asbestos and mesothelioma: A brief history

Millions of Americans across the U.S. have suffered exposure to the asbestos fibers that cause the fatal conditions mesothelioma, lung cancer, other cancers, and asbestosis. In addition, workers who came home from the shipyards, construction sites, and factories with the dust on their clothes, skin, and hair also exposed their spouses and children -- many who have now been diagnosed with asbestos-related disease, themselves.

What is the history behind how this deadly material entered the American industrial scene and when was it first linked to cancers such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, or to asbestosis?

More workers are exposed to asbestos than you might think

For many, asbestos seems like a problem of the past. Unfortunately, asbestos remains a danger for many workers. The U.S. remains a large importer of raw asbestos. It is still used in industrial manufacturing processes.

And workers in a variety of industries continue to be exposed. Unfortunately, many of these workers are unaware of the danger.