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Takata Agrees To Billion Dollar Settlement, But Who Knew What?

Earlier this month Japanese automotive supplier Takata pled guilty and agreed to a $1 billion settlement for its part in the largest automotive recall in United States history. The company’s malfunctioning airbags injured over 100 people and killed 16 worldwide since this crisis began in April 2013. By pleading guilty, ... [More >>]

Call Your State Senators to Oppose the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act

A new bill was approved by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee that could damage the asbestos claims process and prevent victims of asbestos-related diseases from ever seeing any sort of monetary compensation before they pass. The legislation is “H.R. 906” and is referred to as the “Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency ... [More >>]

The SAIAC Asbestos Cartel Controlled Much More Than Just Profits

The use of asbestos throughout the world came to prominence in the 20th century and since then has not only cost thousands of individuals their lives, but has had a significant impact on the environment. The known dangers of asbestos such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis date back to ... [More >>]

High Levels of Benzene Found in E-Cigarettes

An electronic cigarette or more commonly known as an “e-cigarette” is a device that vaporizes a flavored liquid typically made up of nicotine, glycerine, and propylene glycol. The fluid inside this pen-looking device is heated, creating vapor. Vapor is inhaled rather than smoke and many use the term “vaping” when ... [More >>]

Despite Asbestos Regulations, CDC Reports Increase in Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is specifically caused by asbestos exposure. The cancer affects the lining surrounding various organs and cavities within the body called the mesothelium. Asbestos fibers, which are nearly invisible, sharp, and easily inhaled, become embedded in this soft tissue. The body is unable to ... [More >>]

Asbestos in Our Schools: How the EPA Keeps Children and Adults Safe

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created to protect the environment and the health of humans by regulating substances that could potentially be harmful to both.  Asbestos is a carcinogen that was used in many places that we come in contact with daily:  our schools, our homes, the buildings we ... [More >>]

Asbestos-contaminated Dental Tape Linked to Mesothelioma in Dentists

Occupational asbestos exposure is one of the biggest factors in those suffering from asbestos-related illnesses such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Steelworkers, chemical plant workers, tradesmen, and even those who worked in shipyards were most likely exposed to asbestos due to the nature of their work. Much of the equipment ... [More >>]

Early Asbestos Litigation

The use of asbestos dates back thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the mid-20th century that asbestos use become widespread. With production in steel mills, chemical plants, paper mills, power plants, etc., on the rise, asbestos-containing products and equipment became standard in the industry. Its heat resistance made it ... [More >>]

Asbestos Victims’ Privacy in Danger if FACT Act 2017 Passes

A new bill was approved by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee earlier this month that could damage the asbestos claims process and prevent victims of asbestos-related diseases from ever seeing any sort of monetary compensation before they pass. The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2017 is not a ... [More >>]

Asbestos and Wheeling-Pitt Steel Corporation

Wheeling Steel Corporation (Wheeling) was founded June 21, 1920 by combining three separate companies: LaBelle Iron Works, Whitaker-Glessner Company, and Wheeling Steel & Iron Company. Throughout the 1920s, Wheeling expanded, acquiring new properties and modernizing their current facilities and by 1956, Wheeling stretched for 30 miles along the Ohio River ... [More >>]

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