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September 26, 2009 Was National Mesothelioma Day

US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced resolutions on Friday which designated Saturday, September 26, as National Mesothelioma Day, to remind Americans of the continued danger citizens of all backgrounds faced due to exposure to asbestos.

In particular, the day served as a reminder of the continued risk posed to members of our armed forces and firefighters who work in conditions which expose them to asbestos and the mesothelioma and other diseases which it can cause.

If you would like information about mesothelioma or asbestos, contact us or visit www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Foundation makes Mesothelioma Awareness Day preparations

People around the world affected by mesothelioma will draw awareness to the rare lung cancer on the upcoming national Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The event will take place Sept. 26 and will be organized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

To draw attention to the disease, the foundation is contacting radio stations around the country and asking them to play a song by Warren Zevon. The American rock singer died from complications due to malignant mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a rare form of lung cancer. It is typically caused by exposure to asbestos. If you would like to learn more about mesothelioma or asbestos, contact Mesothelioma & Asbestos Help Center or visit www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Continuing Asbestos Removal for Elementary School

An elementary school in San Angelo, Texas has been undergoing asbestos abatement for a renovation project since June when school let out. Now, officials are saying that the project will continue through the school year and will likely not be complete until August of 2010.

The students at Santa Rita Elementary School will be shuffled around different classrooms throughout the school year as asbestos abatement and renovations take place. The project will take place in sections of the school, allowing students to attend class without being in danger of asbestos exposure, which can lead to the lung disease mesothelioma.

If you would like to know more about asbestos exposure, you can contact us through the website at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

WSU Seeks Funds for Asbestos Abatement

Wright State University has had to relocate 14 employees from its Kettering Center because of asbestos concerns. On Monday, the building’s operations were suspended and asbestos abatement needs to occur before the university can renovate it.

Complete removal of the asbestos is estimated to cost between $650,000 and $750,000 with up to an extra $6 million for renovation costs. The university is currently seeking funding to have the building renovated so that it can continue its presence in downtown Dayton, Ohio.

If you would like to know more about the removal of asbestos, you can contact us through our website at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Asbestos Removal for Midtown Plaza

In Rochester, New York, asbestos removal will begin Friday at the Midtown Plaza building. Removal will begin on the tower’s 12th, 13th and 14th floors. Preparation has already been occurring for the last two weeks.

The $30 million project will involve the demolition and renovation of the 8.5 acre site to improve the downtown area. The project has been in the works for some time now and already has developers ready to build on the site once the demolition is complete.

If you would like to know more about asbestos abatement, you can contact us through our website at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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