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A new study anchored by the University of Edinburgh has declared that long, thin carbon nanotubes might be as harmful as asbestos in the long run, especially if inhaled in sufficient quantities. According to an Associated Press article, the study evaluated whether the carbon nanotubes can cause mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer for which the only known current cause is exposure...
A Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a $3.2 million verdict on behalf of plaintiff Ray Rando against contractors Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, Inc. and Jacobs Constructors, Inc. Rando worked as a welder and pipefitter from 1965 to 1985 and developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure while he worked for the defendants. He was diagnosed...
The family of a Texas man who spent his life working as a pipefitter has filed a second asbestos suit on his behalf, alleging that he died from mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos while on the job. According to an article in the Southeast Texas Record, the estate of Ernest L. Edwards is seeking compensation for a...
A Montclair, New Jersey school remained closed today after high levels of hazardous asbestos were found in side the building. According to an article in The Star-Ledger, Renaissance Middle School, which houses 239 students, was evacuated last Friday after testing found airborne asbestos in one of four samples taken during the installation of fire doors on the school’s third floor. The...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Fast lane classification just recently to the WT1 cancer vaccine, moving it closer to ending up being the very first accepted second-line treatment for deadly pleural mesothelioma cancer. The vaccine, also known as galinpepimut-S, is an immunotherapy representative that targets the WT1 healthy protein, which is expressed in high degrees in numerous cancers,...