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Pasco High School begins to work on asbestos abatement

Beginning this week, Pasco High School will close certain areas in order for workers to remove asbestos from them.

As of right now, the school’s roof contains asbestos particles, which is now a known carcinogen. It was commonly used in building materials and can become very dangerous if is disturbed because it it can then lodge into the lungs.

According to the story in The News Tribune online, this type of asbestos is considered non-friable and it is more difficult to break apart, meaning that it is less dangerous. The workers will be wearing protective gear and the asbestos will be wet before it is removed.

Asbestos may be linked to heart disease and stroke

New research now shows that asbestos exposure may be linked to the development of heart disease and stroke.

It has been known for some time that asbestos exposure, mainly at the workplace, is tied to the development of lung disease and cancers such as mesothelioma, but heart disease is a new addition to the dangers of the toxic material.

In the latest study, scientists looked into the cause of death of 100,000 workers that were exposed to asbestos and it was found that the a significantly higher number of them died of a cardiovascular disease. It was also found that this may affect woman more than men.

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Clair County: More asbestos lawsuits filed

Three new asbestos lawsuits have been filed in the St. Clair County Circuit Court by three couples that each name over 60 defendants in their cases.

The first couple states that the defendants allowed him to be exposed to asbestos-containing products and that he developed lung cancer as a result of this. The man worked as a deckhand in the U.S. Navy and on the U.S.S. Demoise at the Great Lakes Naval Station. He also worked as a laborer, roofer and pattern maker.

The second couple claims that the husband developed lung cancer from working as a military police man and mechanic from 1961 until 1964. He also worked on the assembly line for Ford Motor Co. and was a dock worker for the Pacific Intermountain Express.  The last couple has similar complaints about why the husband developed lung cancer after working as a welder at American Motors and a caretaker for Radar Base.

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Man pleads guilty in federal court for violating asbestos removal laws

A man from Harper has recently plead guilty in a federal court for violating the environmental laws put in place when removing asbestos from a building. Asbestos is known carcinogen when it becomes disturbed and is the primary cause of the lung cancer, mesothelioma.

According to sources close to the case, the man’s charges stem from a building that he was in charge of demolishing nearly three years ago. The 55-year-old man has admitted that he was guilty for not filing a demolition notification with the Environmental Protection Agency before beginning to tear down the building.

After an inspection was done by health officials it was determined that the debris from the building contained asbestos that was in floor tiles. The man’s sentencing will be in April and he is facing a maximum fine of $250,000 and a maximum prison sentence of two years.

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Asbestos found during renovation project at New York fire station

Asbestos was found at a New York fire station while it was undergoing a renovation project when an air quality test was done on the building.

The firefighters at the fire station No. 3 in Lackwanna, New York ordered the test to be done when a large amount of dust was found. Firefighters then received a note that they should avoid the second floor of the fire station because a lab report on the dust found signs of asbestos.

Officials then determined that just avoiding the floor would not be enough and the station was vacated so that the asbestos can be removed properly. Asbestos particles are the primary cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive lung cancer that develops after asbestos particles are inhaled and lodged in the lung.

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Officials make plan to remove asbestos from school gym

Officials have made a plan in order to remove the asbestos from a school gym. The asbestos was found in the tiles of the gym floor and must be removed before any further renovations can be done on the area in order to protect the health of those nearby.

Officials have announced that those who have been to the gym recently should not have concerns for their health. The chairman of the board stated that the original plan was to put the new floor on top of the old in order to seal the asbestos, but was later told that this could not be done.

A representative from the environmental consulting company was at the school board meeting in order to answer any questions that parents may have. The tile removal will add up to $10,700 to the gym renovation project.

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The different types of mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lung, but can also affect other organs. Mesothelioma is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos particles which occurs when asbestos is disturbed and becomes airborne.

There are approximately 3,000 cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year in the United States. Because the disease has a long latency period, the average age of  mesothelioma patient is 62 and the life expectancy is generally less than a year.

The three types include Pleural, Peritoneal, Pericardial mesothelioma. The most common form of the cancer is Pleural and occurs when the cancer develops in the lining of the lung. Nearly 75 percent of the cases are this form.

Peritoneal accounts for nearly 20 percent of the cases and occurs when the cancer develops in the lining of the abdominal cavity. The last is Pericardial mesothelioma and it is very rare. It accounts for only 5 percent of cases and occurs when cancer develops in the lining of the heart.

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Woman seeks compensation after death of husband from mesothelioma

A widow is seeking compensation after her husband’s death claiming that the company he worked for was negligent in protecting the man from asbestos fibers which caused him to develop the rare lung disorder.

The man worked at Pleasure Beach from 1989 to 2000 when he began to develop a cough in 2008. It was in 2010 that he went to the doctor and was told that he had mesothelioma and that there was no cure for the disease.

The lawsuit that was filed claims that the man was only provided with paper masks when working with asbestos and the company did not provide proper washing facilities for employees.

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Asbestos violations result in $115 thousand fine for contractor

A contractor in Grand Rapids, Mich., GRL Properties LLC, has been fined $115 thousand for asbestos violations while working on the John Bean building in Lansing.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of Michigan investigated the project and found that the company did not conduct proper procedures during the asbestos removal process.

After not conducting a proper asbestos investigation, the workers were unaware that the material they were in charge of removing was harmless when in reality, they may have been exposed to the toxic material while working in the 450,000 sq. foot building. Inhaling asbestos fibers is the primary cause for developing mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of lung cancer.

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Inmates cite asbestos in South Carolina prison

Jail inmates in a South Carolina prison file a lawsuit in a federal court citing substandard living conditions including asbestos findings in the floor tiles of the detention facility.

The 11 inmates who filed the suit also state that there is mold, low quality of food, lack of emergency call systems in the jail cells. Most of the inmates who filed the suit are being help for failure to pay child support.

Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health issues such as a rare and aggressive lung cancer, mesothelioma. Mesothelioma can remain dormant for up to 50 years before symptoms are noticed.

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