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Senate in Philipines considers banning asbestos

Many interest groups are pushing for the Philipine Senate to pass a bill that would ban asbestos use.

The new bill will include amendments that will help protect the Philipine people from exposure to the material. The bill will also help fund early detection programs for people who are at risk of developing mesothelioma. They are trying to pass the bill as soon as possible to stop the use of asbestos and help stop exposing people to the substance.

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Former Marine Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

A former marine, fireman and engineer has been diagnosed with the fatal cancer, mesothelioma.

Between 1943 and 1980, the man worked at a number of places. Any of the places could have exposed him to asbestos. Asbestos was used often in the military during the World War II era for fireproofing materials. When the asbestos fibers are inhaled they can cause serious illness.

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Emotional Support Important for Mesothelioma Patients

It is very common for people suffering from debilitating diseases to feel alone and isolated, and they may find it hard to connect with other people. This is especially true for people suffering from mesothelioma, a rare and virulent cancer linked to asbestos exposure.

When patients feel alone, they are more likely to develop feelings of despair. Low morale and despair can decrease a patient’s survival chances. If someone in your family is suffering from mesothelioma, it’s important to be there to support them. Family and friends can go a long way to helping someone suffering from a long-term illness recover.

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Report Finds Mesothelioma Survival Rate Affected by Depression

A new report by the University of British Columbia asserts that the survival rate of patients being treated for mesothelioma and other types of cancer is significantly lower in those exhibiting signs of depression.  The article, which was published in the American Cancer Society’s journal, analyzed 26 previously conducted studies and found that cancer patients who described having symptoms of depression were 25% more likely to die than those who did not.  Even more alarming, patients diagnosed with minor or major clinical depression were a full 39% more likely to die during treatment as patients who did not.

The study was quick to point out that it is dangerous to make patients feel as though they must put up a false front of optimism, as this will also negatively impact recovery.

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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

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.

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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.

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Library Closed for Asbestos Abatement

The Prendergast Library in Jamestown, New York will be closed to the public for as long as three months because of asbestos abatement. New light fixtures will be installed, the electrical system will be replaced and the flooring will be redone. In order for this to happen, asbestos must first be removed from the buildings.

Stohl Environmental has been hired to remove asbestos from the ceiling and floor. The entire project is expected to cost about $800,000 including asbestos abatement and renovations. The building will be closed for public safety so that there is no asbestos exposure.

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City Council Approves Asbestos Abatement

In Trenton, New Jersey, the City Council has approved ordinance for asbestos removal in a unanimous decision. The city will hire Forefront Environmental Services for the asbestos asbatement aspect of a demolition project.

In the first round of abatement, 13 properties will be taken care of. Once the abatement is completed, the demolition project will be open to bids. Taking care of the asbestos abatement first will allow the buildings to be destroyed safely without releasing a dangerous substance into the air.

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Illinois Elementary School Removes Asbestos

Spring Grove Elementary School in Illinois has had all of its asbestos removed because of a renovation project. The school was replacing a boiler when workers found asbestos around the piping. However, this was expected, and a company was hired to remove the asbestos so that the old boiler could be safely removed and the new one installed.

Holian Industries was given the asbestos removal contract for $16,000. According to school officials, the school has been inspected by ESI and has been declared asbestos free. There was no asbestos in the building when classes began on August 19 although there were some barricades and warning signs.

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