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According to an article in Reuters Health, high doses of a new drug called Vinflunine, a novel microtubule inhibitor, has been shown to provide encouraging response and survival rates in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Results of a clinical trial involving vinflunine were recently published in the October 20th edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Denis C. Talbot...
The state of Montana has allocated an additional $1.5 million for the victims of asbestos diseases in the asbestos-ridden town of Libby, where hundreds of individuals have been sickened or have died due to exposure to the toxic mineral. According to a story reported by a CBS affiliate in Kalispell, Montana, Governor Brian Schweitzer presented the Lincoln County Board of...
With the “experimental” demolition of a Fort Worth (TX) apartment scheduled for this Thursday, environmental activists and a number of experts are still unsure about the safety of the new method being used to tear down buildings that are laden with asbestos. Despite concerns by a number of watchdog and other groups, local government officials are allowing the Environmental Protection...
The Arizona Geological Survey (AGS) reports that there is no evidence of asbestos associated with mining operations in the Agua Fria River bed. The AGS was called in to investigate and explore the area because the Maricopa County Mining District Recommendation Committee worried that sand and gravel mines may be sending asbestos into the air. According to an article in...
Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a report describing several options for clean-up at the North Ridge Estates site near Klamath Falls, Oregon, home to a former U.S. Marine barracks. In the 1940s, the U.S. Navy constructed a Marine barracks on the land, consisting of approximately 80 buildings, all of which contained asbestos building materials. “In the...