Washington State AG Charges Asbestos Contractor

The attorney general for Washington state has filed five felony charges in Chelan County, Washington Superior Court against an asbestos abatement company. A news release from the Washington state government states that A1 Asbestos LLC and its owner, Timothy Powell, … Continued

British Columbia Could Become Leaders in Asbestos Control

There have been hundreds of former construction worker and miners who have died from asbestos-related diseases in the past few decades. Those deaths have prompted calls for an asbestos ban and more effective regulation of how asbestos is handled in … Continued

Kansas Inmate’s Asbestos Lawsuit To Proceed

The Kansas Supreme Court revived a lawsuit in December 2016 of a Lansing KS Correctional Facility inmate who states that he will die a premature death from being exposed to asbestos in the prison library. The lawsuit states that from … Continued

Canada Enacts Comprehensive Asbestos Ban

Canada’s federal government is enacting a complete ban on asbestos and is promising to craft new regulations that will outlaw the use, manufacture, export and import of asbestos, which has led to mesothelioma cancer in thousands of former construction workers. … Continued

What You Should Know About Handling Asbestos

It is critical to handle asbestos carefully to avoid any damage to your lungs or other parts of your body. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and breathing in asbestos fibers can lead to mesothelioma, which is a very deadly and … Continued

3 Ways That Asbestos Can Destroy Your Lungs

Our lungs play a critical role in our overall health. A major part of keeping the lungs healthy is to not smoke and to avoid exposure to asbestos. While there are many materials and chemicals that can damage the lungs, … Continued