Asbestos Whistle-blower in Canada Persecuted by Gov’t

August 23, 2017

A British Columbia, Canada general contractor has been fighting a battle since 2009 that has put his company out of business and endangered his health.  “My crew and I unknowingly exposed ourselves and others to high concentrations of asbestos while removing and rebuilding plumbing valves that contained asbestos.”  Click here to read the article.

Harbut Radio Interview on Asbestos in Detroit

August 11, 2017

On August 10, 2017, Michigan Public Radio posted an article interviewing Dr. Michael Harbut, a specialist in occupational medicine and an expert at treating asbestos-related illnesses at St. John Providence in Farmington Hills.  It concerns the lack of oversight by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in the demolition of abandoned houses in the City of Detroit. 

Follow the link below to read the article and hear the full audio interview:

http://michiganradio.org/post/audit-says-state-behind-asbestos-inspections-health-expert-says-s-unacceptable

A New Approach to Determining Mesothelioma Risk

May 23, 2017

There may be a new dose-time-response relationship between occupational asbestos and pleural mesothelioma.  One recent, yet to be repeated, study suggests that asbestos workers with high doses of exposure during the first years and low doses thereafter were at higher risk of pleural mesothelioma than those who accumulated most of the doses later in their careers.  Click here to read the study.

1950’s Asbestos Video Produced in Cooperation With Johns Manville

May 2, 2017

This old video explains and extols the virtues of asbestos, with no mention of the dangers known since the 30’s…  Click here to view the film.

CDC Study Sees Increase in Mesothelioma Deaths

May 2, 2017

Mesothelioma deaths were predicted to decline after 2005, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found an almost 5% increase from 1999 – 2015.  Most of this increase was in people over the age of 85, but the fact that mesothelioma still occurs in those younger than 55 suggests that occupational and environmental exposure continues despite OSHA and EPA regulations.  This emphasizes the need to maintain asbestos exposure prevention efforts.  Click here to read the CDCs study.