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Replacing old windows: Should you be concerned about asbestos exposure?

If you are considering replacing old windows in your home, it is important to be aware of the potential for asbestos exposure. Asbestos was sometimes used in window putty, which is a pliable material used to seal the gap between the window frame and the glass. If your windows are ...
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How much will it cost to get rid of asbestos?

The correct removal and disposal of asbestos is a complex procedure. The cost of asbestos removal must provide for a number of factors: The removal of asbestos by a licensed asbestos removal contractor. The removal contractor must be in possession of the correct insurances. Notification to the HSA and all ...
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€100,000 fine handed down following asbestos exposure

McAleer & Rushe Contracts UK Ltd fined €100,000 following exposure of workers to asbestos during construction activity in Dublin city centre Monday 9th March 2020 Today, Monday 9th March, at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Melanie Greally imposed a fine of €100,000 on McAleer & Rushe Contracts UK Ltd, a ...
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Environmental Asbestos Raises Mesothelioma Among Women

For decades, mesothelioma has predominately affected white men older than 60 years of age. This is largely because of the rare cancer’s connection to occupational asbestos exposure and its long latency period of 20 to 50 years. But as worldwide use of asbestos continues to decline and more industrialized countries ...
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$80M Asbestos Settlement Reached in Kansas City

An $80 million asbestos settlement involving two former Jackson County courthouse employees led to Missouri’s largest medical monitoring fund established in an asbestos case. The class-action asbestos lawsuit settled more than 30 years after a renovation exposed thousands of government workers to deadly asbestos fibers. Jackson County and Kansas City-based ...
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The Cabinet has agreed with State Secretary Wilma Mansveld's (Infrastructure and Environment) proposal to ban asbestos roofs in the Netherlands from 2024. This means that the owners of buildings with asbestos roofing must remove it before then. "We have to take this risk seriously and tackle it. I want to ...
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Canada Will Ban Asbestos by 2018

After the latest push from unions and federal labor advocates, the Canadian government is moving to ban asbestos by 2018. Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced the long-awaited news in late December. The ban will apply to the manufacture of any products containing asbestos, as well as imports made with the ...
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Jon Stewart Lobbies Congress for 9/11 First Responders

Comedian Jon Stewart turned serious this week when he joined a group of almost 200 police, fire and rescue workers in Washington D.C., lobbying Congress to renew the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that will expire soon. The Health and Compensation Act provides benefits to first responders and ...
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