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Why Asbestos is Still an Issue in 2022

Why Asbestos is Still an Issue in 2022

by Kerri BoddySenior Environmental Scientist While asbestos has been regulated since 1971 by OSHA and since 1976 by the EPA under 1) the Toxic Substances Control Act and since 1973 under 2) NESHAPs (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants), asbestos remains a concern...

Johnson & Johnson Loses Major Judgement in Asbestos Trial

Johnson & Johnson Loses Major Judgement in Asbestos Trial

News broke the week of April 9th, 2018 that Johnson & Johnson (J&J), as well as its talc supplier, Imerys Talc America, lost a verdict in a lawsuit brought against the two companies by a New Jersey man. Mr. Stephen Lanzo claimed breathing in J&J baby powder from 1972 to 2003...

The Season of Lungs

The Season of Lungs

Have you ever wondered why there is an increased focus on lung health in the fall? The answer is not as arbitrary as you may think. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the Five Element Theory, which comprises of our connection to nature, also includes our organs. Within the...

Asbestos in Commercial Buildings – Abate or Manage In Place?

Asbestos in Commercial Buildings – Abate or Manage In Place?

Health hazards associated with airborne asbestos exposure were originally known to impact workers involved in building trades, the maritime industry, mining, and the manufacturing/processing of products which contained asbestos. Three of the major adverse health effects associated with...

Managing Asbestos with an O&M Plan

Managing Asbestos with an O&M Plan

by Robert Campbell Instructor/Industrial Hygienist Although there are very specific guidelines and regulations from the EPA which govern the management of asbestos in public school systems, typically within the AHERA regulations; these regulations do not apply to commercial and...

Mesothelioma – Part II: What Is It and Are You at Risk?

Mesothelioma – Part II: What Is It and Are You at Risk?

This is Part II of our 2 Part Series on Mesothelioma. In Part I, we answered why there are so many mesothelioma commercials on TV.  In Part II, we will address what is mesothelioma and are you at risk. Mesothelioma is a disease caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos.  Asbestos is a...

Why Are There So Many Mesothelioma Commercials on TV?

Why Are There So Many Mesothelioma Commercials on TV?

This is Part 1 of our 2 Part Series on Mesothelioma. Well, the short answer is asbestos litigation is big business for lawyers and will not decline in the near future.  As of 2013, $30 billion was set aside in the Asbestos Trust Fund by companies that manufactured asbestos products and...