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Cape Asbestos – Still in Play – This Time for 3 Consecutive Cancers

Posted in Amphibole Fibers, Asbestos, Asbestos Mining, International Asbestos, Lung Cancer Claims
A July 3, 2015 article in The Northern Echo in the UK brings news of another suit against Cape entities. Mr. Stephenson, the plaintiff, has gone three rounds with cancer:  “Colin Stephenson, 66, had his voicebox removed due to cancer in 2009, lost part of his lung to the disease six months later and is… Continue Reading

“Development of a Job-Exposure Matrix (AsbJEM) to Estimate Occupational Exposure to Asbestos in Australia”

Posted in Amphibole Fibers, Asbestos
A new quantitative paper is out on “asbestos exposure assessment,” and authored by some notable names in asbestos research. The paper is: Van Oyen et al, Development of a Job-Exposure Matrix (AsbJEM) to Estimate Occupational Exposure to Asbestos in Australia, Ann Occup Hyg (2015) doi: 10.1093/annhyg/mev017 The abstract provides an overview of the paper: “Abstract Introduction: Occupational exposure… Continue Reading

The Miracle Fiber is Frustrating Vegas

Posted in Amphibole Fibers, Asbestos
At least for now, natural asbestos deposits are blocking highway construction near Las Vegas,  according to a July 20, 2014 story in the Las Vegas Sun.  Geologic researchers are continuing to investigate the extent of the fibers, and Michele Carbone’s lab  at the University of Hawaii has been involved as to evaluation.… Continue Reading

Amphibole Asbestos Fibers – Increased Mesothelioma Deaths In Towns in Israel and Italy

Posted in Amphibole Fibers, Asbestos, Global Tort Litigation
Current articles here and here follow up on a conference in Israel regarding a town there with high mesothelioma rates. Asbestos campaigners long-ago reported here that the town included an asbestos-cement plant that used the amphibole asbestos fibers known as crocidolite and amosite. A detailed report with pictures is available here at World Asbestos Report.… Continue Reading