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Libby, Montana faces new asbestos-related threats

While exploring northwestern Montana in 1916, prospectors made a unique discovery in the mountains that would forever affect the people in the nearby town of Libby.  This strange mineral was resistant to high heat and fire, making it ideal for construction materials. Mining began three years later of the vermiculite, called Zonolite by the early


Firefighters at higher risk for many cancers including mesothelioma

When the alarm sounds, they don’t think about the dangers ahead or their possible loss of life. Firefighters immediately react, placing the lives of those in peril ahead of their own. They charge into burning buildings with one goal in mind, not pausing to consider the longterm effects. Unfortunately for these heroes, the risks still


MARF: Asbestos Dangers Persist

CNN’s recent expose on asbestos in children’s toys demonstrates the shocking reality that the deadly carcinogen is virtually everywhere in our environment. For decades, asbestos was used heavily in Navy ships and shipyards; in workplaces; in common building materials including drywalls, flooring, roofing materials, and cement pipes; in automotive products like brake pads; and even


Air Data From New Orleans and Mississippi Released

On Jan. 9, 2006, EPA posted another set of air quality data for hurricane impacted areas in both Mississippi and New Orleans. The samples taken tested for fine (PM 2.5) and coarse (PM 10) particles, asbestos, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). All compounds measured were below EPA’s health-based screening levels,


New Research Report Urges Stop to Further 911 Fatalities

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) today released an alarming research report on the effects of 911. The report concludes that over one hundred thousand individuals present in Manhattan during and immediately after the collapse of the Twin Towers are at risk to become future victims of the terrorist attack. Using


9/11 search-and-rescue dogs exhibit few effects from exposure to disaster sites: Results such as mesothelioma from asbestos exposure – a major fear at all three sites – not currently seen in the dogs

PHILADELPHIA – The search-and-rescue dogs deployed following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have not suffered either immediate or short-term effects from exposure to the disaster sites, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine report. The findings, presented in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,


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