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Private school fined for asbestos violations

The Environmental Protection Agency has fined a private school in New Hampshire after failing to meet the requirements set by the agency when dealing with asbestos management.

According to the EPA, the case stems from 2008 when it was found that the school failed to notify the school community that there was asbestos in two of the buildings. The Monadnock Waldorf School has paid $3,096 fine and there is still over $7,000 that still needs to be paid for.

There has been some asbestos removal done in the past, but the toxic material remains in some of their buildings. The school was charged with Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, which states that administrators need to conduct regular inspections and notify school workers and parents annually on the status of asbestos.

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UK woman settles mesothelioma case after death of husband

A woman from the United Kingdom has recently been awarded compensation after her husband died of mesothelioma after working in a cigarette filter factory.

The woman’s 58-year-old husband died of mesothelioma cancer last year. Mesothelioma is primarily caused by exposure to asbestos particles and it is thought that the man was exposed to this during his employment at Filtrona cigarette filter factory.

The factory at first denied that the man was exposed to asbestos particle while working there, but later withdrew the statements. The case has now been settled and the woman was compensated for her loss.

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Asbestos found in Eagle Picher building in New Mexico

In New Mexico, asbestos may have been found in a building where Eagle Picher Carefree Battery Co. makes batteries and circuit boards.

Besides the discovery of asbestos it may also have been found that lead-based paints were used in building. Authorities are concerned that the community may have been exposed to asbestos.

If asbestos is disturbed, it can be inhaled and lodge into a person’s lungs and can cause cancers such as mesothelioma. The EPA has said that a long-term cleanup will be taking place at the site.

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Early diagnosis may increase life expectancy of mesothelioma patients

Professionals in the medical field that focus on treating mesothelioma have been stressing the fact that early diagnosis of mesothelioma can lead to a longer life expectancy because it is beneficial for the treatment of the rare lung cancer to begin before the cancer has spread too far.

The primary and almost exclusive cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. The reason that it is usually diagnosed so late is because there is a long latency period between when the asbestos is inhaled and when mesothelioma develops.

The most common treatment for mesothelioma is chemptherapy and other drugs, but the current life expectancy after the diagnosis is four to 18 months. Even though there is no cure for mesothelioma, an early prognosis can help lengthen the life of a patient.

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