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August 2014 Archives

Over 1,000 Australian Homes to be Tested for Asbestos

In New South Wales, a southern state in Australia, over 1,000 residents are preparing to find out whether their homes pose a serious threat to their health. "Mr. Fluffy" asbestos insulation was used within the houses in the 1960s and 1970s and, despite cleanup efforts, still poses a threat to those living within the residential buildings today.

Former Asbestos Removal Contractor Sentenced to Probation

Asbestos is a dangerous substance that can cause a world of trouble within the human respiratory system. Any exposure to asbestos fibers are dangerous, and if prolonged can lead to fatal diseases over time. It is the job of asbestos removal contractors to keep their employees and clients safe - but what happens when they knowingly put others at risk through their work?

Upcoming Jammin' for Asbestos Awareness Concert

If you find yourself near Omaha, Nebraska this September, don't miss the Jammin' for Asbestos Awareness Concert! Sponsored by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) in conjunction with the Bob Rahe Family, this concert will take place on September 26, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day.

Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit Filed in Michigan

The wife of a St. Clair County man who died of asbestos-related lung cancer has filed a lawsuit against dozens of different companies, including Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. Janis Baker is seeking over $50,000 in damages for the wrongful death of her late husband, Alfred Baker.

Thousands Call for Revocation of Man's Honorary Yale Degree

In 1996, Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny was awarded an honorary degree from Yale University in the United States for being "one of the world's most environmentally conscious business leaders." Less than a decade later, this leader in environmental consciousness was found guilty in the deaths of over 2,000 Italian residents.