Mesothelioma Cancer and Asbestos News - 2007
31 December 2007 Medical experts in India oppose the asbestos from Canada for export to developing countries.
28 December 2007 Winona State faces fines over asbestos removal. Read more »
23 December 2007 Asbestos removal at Academy Street fire site to start this week.
23 December 2007 Madison, Wisconsin courts require stronger evidence of asbestos exposure as a cause of illiness.
21 December 2007 Widow's anger at asbestos payout. Read more »
18 December 2007 Asbestos-related cancer sufferer wins case to receive Alimta. Read more »
18 December 2007 Australian Defense Force given OK to continue use of asbestos equipment, although 2004 ban prohibits use.
16 December 2007 An untested EPA asbestos removal and cleanup method causes concern.
15 December 2007 Canadian practice of exporting chrysotile asbestos to developing countries under scrutiny. Read more »
14 December 2007 Questioning begins for the asbestos risk and hazard at an Auckland sports center. Read more »
7 December 2007 Health department report after study of miners' health records reveal new information about mesothelioma.
6 December 2007 State funeral in Australia, 1500 countrymen bid Bernie Banton farewell.
3 December 2007 Cost of asbestos-related cancer drug too high.
29 November 2007 Scottish government opinions differ from House of Lords decision: pleural plague not a real disease. Read more »
26 November 2007 Abestos awareness organizations strive to educate the public about exposure and diseases. Read more »
19 November 2007 Workers on the MV Atlantic freighter advised to get asbestos contamination testing.
19 November 2007 EPA watches over demolition of buildings at future development site. Read more »
14 November 2007 Results of Alimta® (Pemetrexed) for Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Reported.
13 November 2007 Appalling working conditions and widespread pollution are common in India's ship-breaking yards. Read more »
5 November 2007 Politics: Disease-causing asbestos ban not strong enough to fight big business. Read more »
5 November 2007 Employee says company not taking asbestos threat seriously. Read more »
27 October 2007 Asbestos, the once valued "magic mineral," now a hazard sold to developing countries.
27 October 2007 State agencies refocus support of miners' health study on northeastern Minnesota. Read more »
22 October 2007 Mesothelioma deaths increasing compared to numbers for other cancers. Read more »
16 October 2007 Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital leads the way in mesothelioma related treatment and services. Read more »
15 October 2007 Asbestos scare for South Carolina's Pawleys Island residents and vacationers. Read more »
15 October 2007 ACSH, New York - Asbestos as a natural material means minimal exposure to humans will always exist.
13 October 2007 Melbourne Australia, RMIT University staff and students exposed to asbestos dust from old ventilation system.
10 October 2007 Mesothelioma dubbed the "one of the deadliest cancers known to modern medical science." Read more »
8 October 2007 Lancashire, England - Victim blames the government and files suit.
6 October 2007 Asbestos, the "silent killer stalks South African mining community." Read more »
4 October 2007 American products contain asbestos, Senate bans further import. Read more »
27 September 2007 Victims of Mesothelioma Face a Lengthy Wait for Drug, Alimta. Read more »
24 September 2007 Tasmania, Australia, Over Twenty Cases of Asbestos Found in Schools. Read more »
22 September 2007 Residents Evacuated While Asbestos Workers Clean Lake View, IL Apartment Building.
20 September 2007 Eli Lilly Applies for Review of Alimta as Initial Treatment for Mesothelioma. Read more »
16 September 2007 Asbestos Detected, New Miami Housing Development Could Be Delayed. Read more »
15 September 2007 About Asbestos Removal, Is It Safe? Read more »
10 September 2007 Sixteen School Buildings Found to Contain Asbestos Materials. Read more »
7 September 2007 Clinical Trial to Ascertain the Side Effects and Toxicity of Drug, Zolinza. Read more »
30 August 2007 Northern Ireland last to receive funding for mesothelioma drug, Alimta. Read more »
30 August 2007 Clinical trials conducted to determine if drugs are a "viable first or second-line defense." Read more »
27 August 2007 Worker berated by her boss for taking personal precautions against asbestos contamination. Read more »
19 August 2007 Mesothelioma is "a horrible way to die." The lawsuits are increasing for this asbestos-related cancer. Read more »
15 August 2007 New mesothelioma clinical trial is underway in New York City's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
13 August 2007 Asbestos-related deaths are at all-time highs in Cheshire, UK.
6 August 2007 EPA fines charter school in AZ for asbestos violations. Read more »
23 July 2007 Families of steel workers in MD receive a large asbestos payout from GE. Read more »
9 July 2007 New drug gives hope to those suffering from asbestos-exposure.
9 July 2007 A man in the UK was awarded £135,000 after contracting lung cancer from working more than 20 years with asbestos-laden brake linings. Read more »
11 June 2007 Alimta, the life-extending asbestos drug, may soon make its way to Cumbria, UK. Read more »
11 June 2007 A Massachusetts man, who suffers from mesothelioma, filed an asbestos suit in Madison County, WI. Read more »
5 June 2007 A man in Texas who has mesothelioma filed suit claiming he was exposed to asbestos from his father's clothing.
4 June 2007 Thousands of Philippine veterans who served with the U.S. Navy were exposed to asbestos while on duty.
4 June 2007 Relatives of asbestos victims in Northern Ireland can now claim compensation from a special fund administered by the Department for Social Development. Read more »
4 June 2007 The family of a former U.S. Navy machinist, who recently died of mesothelioma, has been awarded $5.2 million. Read more »
28 May 2007 A company in the UK is fined £15,000 for violating asbestos regulations. Read more »
21 May 2007 A Pennsylvania family seeks compensation from 44 defendant corporations for the death of their wife and mother from mesothelioma.
18 May 2007 Woman seeks £100,000 for her husband's asbestos-related death. Read more »
14 May 2007 Oklahoma woman cites mesothelioma against 84 defendant corporations in asbestos filing. Read more »
10 May 2007 UK study shows an increase in mesothelioma deaths in a four-year period. Read more »
6 May 2007 The World Health Organization calls for a ban on benzene from the workplace, which would aid is reducing employee asbestos exposure. Read more »
6 May 2007 Mesothelioma chemotherapy drug denied approval in UK. Read more »
30 April 2007 Oil companies in Texas are being sued for asbestos exposure by the family of a deceased worker. Read more »
30 April 2007 Self-help group for mesothelioma sufferers is formed in UK. Read more »
25 April 2007 Will virotherapy be the next form of treatment for mesothelioma victims? Read more »
23 April 2007 Rosetta Genomics is partnering with NYU Medical Center to develop early detection tests for lung cancer and mesothelioma. Read more »
18 April 2007 New studies show ONCONASE (ranpirnase) has the potential to become a preventative drug in the fight against asbestos-related diseases. Read more »
16 April 2007 $5.5 million awarded to widow of a deceased Navy aircraft carrier builder who was exposed to asbestos on the job. Read more »
16 April 2007 A former Verizon employee files an asbestos suit, claiming he was exposed to materials containing the substance. Read more »
16 April 2007 New York City schools ignore the warning to remove asbestos-laden pipes.
15 April 2007 Minnesota Iron Range miners should be concerned about the risk of asbestos exposure. Read more »
9 April 2007 Future incidence projections for mesothelioma have been underestimated, according to an Australian National University study.
8 April 2007 EPA releases brochure indicating auto mechanics may be exposed to asbestos at their current jobs.
6 April 2007 A woman in the UK received a six-figure compensation payout after developing mesothelioma from hanging out in a boiler room with asbestos insulation. She now fears for her friends' lives.
2 April 2007 Discussions from Asbestos Awareness Day raised the notion that the dangers of asbestos exposure are often ignored.
2 April 2007 An Australian study shows that more than ever before people will be affected by asbestos exposure and eventually develop mesothelioma. Read more »
26 March 2007 Mesothelioma marker test is approved by the FDA and now available to physicians in the U.S. Read more »
23 March 2007 A man in Leyton, England is searching for former coworkers to join him in an asbestos exposure campaign to receive compensation from their former employer. Read more »
19 March 2007 Canadian shipyard union alerts former employees of possible asbestos exposure compensation.
18 March 2007 More than $868,000 in compensation from asbestos exposure awarded to the family of a drywall taper in CA. Read more »
10 March 2007 New test for monitoring the progression of mesothelioma receives good reviews from a recent NYU study.
5 March 2007 Former Congressman Bruce Vento's widow is urging the Senate to ban asbestos after her husband died of malignant mesothelioma in 2000. Read more »
3 March 2007 A former employee of General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. receives a $2 million asbestos exposure payout after contracting a deadly cancer. Read more »
5 March 2007 Philips Electronics facing asbestos charges in Holland from insurers. Read more »
27 February 2007 A Capitol Hill employee will testify against the government as to the poor working conditions they have been subjected to, including asbestos exposure. Read more »
26 February 2007 The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund has donated £139,000 for the quest to find a cure for mesothelioma.
26 February 2007 Woman claims second hand asbestos exposure in Wisconsin courts. Read more »
26 February 2007 The Otapan, a Dutch ship carrying asbestos, was denied entry into Turkey for carrying more asbestos onboard than was listed on its export license.
19 February 2007 The family of a man from the UK who recently died of lung disease from asbestos exposure is seeking £100,000 in compensation from the government. Read more »
18 February 2007 GE loses a decade-long battle against thousands of asbestos-related claims and owes $115 million in expenses.
15 February 2007 The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute raised $250,000 for asbestos cancer research at a benefit concert.
13 February 2007 Veterans suffering from mesothelioma now have a new resource to help them file claims for entitled benefits.
12 February 2007 Combination of mesothelioma drug treatments extend survival rate. Read more »
11 February 2007 James Hardie Industries makes its first payment of $184 million to the Asbestos Injuries Compensation Fund in Australia. Read more »
7 February 2007 A new test for monitoring mesothelioma may aid doctors' treatment of the disease.
4 February 2007 Asarco, a one-time mining giant, looks to settle environmental claims, such as asbestos claims, for more than $6 billion. Read more »
4 February 2007 State to help residents of Libby, MT with asbestos-removal efforts. Read more »
1 February 2007 Mesothelioma survivor marks 10th anniversary of battling the deadly disease, giving others hope.
29 January 2007 Valley Forge National Historical Park to receive much needed asbestos cleanup. Read more »
26 January 2007 Second hand asbestos exposure could be enough to file suit against companies who have been negligent. Read more »
22 January 2007 The leading mesothelioma activist in Libby, MT has died from the asbestos-related disease himself.
22 January 2007 Asbestos-related deaths are definitively linked to Ground Zero where the World Trade Center once stood.
19 January 2007 A Japanese professor will be tracking possible mesothelioma victims in order to uncover a model for diagnosing mesothelioma tumors at an early stage. Read more »
19 January 2007 Loophole in insurance policy may be detrimental for mesothelioma victims trying to receive compensation in the UK. Read more »
8 January 2007 Madison County, IL is the site of another out of state asbestos exposure claim.
7 January 2007 Renovators fined by the state of MA in asbestos removal blunder. Read more »
4 January 2007 A scenic painter's widow is suing Buckinghamshire studios (UK) for exposing her late husband to asbestos while on movie sets and not providing proper protection.
4 January 2007 Mesothelioma victims fight against insurance policy loophole in court.
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