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Iowa downtown library to post-pone opening after asbestos debris found

Downtown library in Iowa will have to postpone their opening as a result of asbestos-containing debris found on the site.

Workers that were on the site of the Cedar Rapids library when the found asbestos material underneath the building that was being removed to make way for the library.

Officials have stated that it must have been left behind from schools that used to be on the site. Asbestos removal was added to the contract, but it will cost more money than anticipated. The library will now open in Summer 2013.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos materials without your knowledge and you would like to learn more about the toxic product, contact us with any questions or visit our site for helpful articles and blogs at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Faster drug approval bill proposed to help mesothelioma sufferers

New legislature is currently being proposed to lawmakers and if passed, it would allow the Food and Drug Administration to quickly pass new and innovative treatment for Mesothelioma sufferers.

The bill is called the Faster Access to Specialized Treatment and it will basically allow patients that do no have time to wait for access to get medical options quickly.

The current approval rate for new drugs takes a very long time and for people who suffer from mesothelioma, they do not have much time. If a scientist discovers a new medicine that may be able to shrink a tumor, the FDA will be able to approve the bill quickly and make it more possible for mesothelioma patients to seek new treatment.

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Dept. of Energy restricts using heavy equipment when removing asbestos

The Department of Energy has stated that safeguards have been put into place in order to prevent asbestos from being inhaled in the lungs by workers in the removal process.

An agreement was recently signed after the inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency stated that the removal process at a Hanford building and elsewhere may be threatening the health and safety of the workers involved.

Workers used to removed asbestos by hand before heavy equipment, such as an excavator began to be used. The asbestos was mainly in the panels and bolted into the walls.

It is now thought that a mechanical demolition may cause the siding to crumble, thus making the asbestos particles very fine. Once they are fine and disturbed, they can be breathed into the lung. If asbestos is breathed into the lung, it may cause serious lung conditions such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, and you would like to learn more about the toxic material, visit our site at http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org or contact us with any questions.

New York UN headquarters to undergo renovations

The New York headquarters of the United Nations will now be undergoing a $2  billion renovation project. This project includes asbestos abatement and window panes that are ‘blast-proof.’

A majority of the renovations will be security enhancements that will be put into place in order to combat against terrorists concerns. Officials have stated that terrorists have made threats against U.N. building at increasing rates and these measures are going to be put in place in order to protect employees.

There has been some controversy throughout the renovation project and one issue involves the U.N. Staff Union. Union members have stated that officials with the project broke promises involving the asbestos removal of the building because they began the abatement without removing employees first.

Asbestos is a known carcinogen that can cause asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestos. If this has happened to you or a loved one, contact us for more questions or visit out web site at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org today.

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