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Court Rejects Johnson & Johnson’s Bankruptcy Attempt To Deny Paying Lawsuits

Published on Jan 31, 2023 at 2:08 pm in Asbestos.
Court Rejects Johnson & Johnson’s Bankruptcy Attempt To Deny Paying Lawsuits

Talcum powder is a common ingredient used in a wide variety of products, including body and baby powders, cosmetics, and soaps. Made from the mineral talc, scientists and industry leaders have long known of the connection between products containing contaminated talcum powder and certain cancers. The threat does not come from the talc itself but […]

Asbestos Safety Guide for Construction Workers

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 4:14 pm in Asbestos.
Asbestos Safety Guide for Construction Workers

  There’s no doubt that construction is a dangerous industry. Falls, electrocutions, crushing incidents, and explosions are just a few of the hazards that workers are confronted with every day on the job. If you work on a construction jobsite, developing mesothelioma is another threat your employment may force you to face.

Where Are Asbestos-Containing Materials Most Commonly Used?

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 11:52 am in Asbestos.
Roof tiles

It may be unsettling to know that asbestos can be found in many of the homes, schools, and offices in which we spend so much of our lives. For most of the 20th century, asbestos was a resilient and heat-resistant material central to manufacturing and construction, and our cities and neighborhoods today still carry the […]

Why Weren’t There Stricter Regulations in Hawaii Regarding Asbestos?

Published on Nov 12, 2020 at 1:55 pm in Asbestos.
Overview of Honolulu

If you take a look at the history of asbestos, scientists, doctors, and other professionals began agreeing the material was hazardous in the early and mid-1900s. However, regulations and laws related to the material and exposure did not start until the 1970s and 80s. This means that for approximately two decades, a number of workers […]

How Dangerous Is Second-Hand Exposure to Asbestos?

Published on Sep 17, 2020 at 3:25 pm in Asbestos.
Clothes on hangers

As a naturally occurring mineral, asbestos is found in many soil and rock deposits. Prior to the 1980s, the material was used heavily in many industries. As the decades have passed, we have learned more about the consequences of someone experiencing long-term asbestos exposure firsthand. When the fibers are inhaled or ingested, they can cause […]



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