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The State of Asbestos Legislation
An Asbestos Exposed Town
Industry Hid Asbestos Dangers
Signs of Mesothelioma
Asbestos Products Still on the Market
How the GM Bankruptcy Affects Asbestos Victims
Asbestos, Money and Politics
Asbestos Use On The Rise
Asbestos Victims Find Few Friends in Washington
Pittsburgh Corning's Liability Escape Plan
The Asbestos Industry Blame Game
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos Abatement Violations
Superfund Site Cleanup
Asbestos In The Home
Sheet Metal Textile Mill Asbestos
U.S. Navy Asbestos Exposure
NEW Mesothelioma Diagnostic
Canadas Asbestos Industry
CSI Toy Tainted With Asbestos
Mesothelioma Video

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K.J. McElrath

 

What constitutes proof of a conspiracy? And what does it take to demonstrate that a toxic substance actually does cause disease?

 

It is no secret – at least to those who are paying attention – that in the U.S. (and increasingly, around the world), rights and protections for natural human beings are being stripped away while at the same time, corporations are given more rights, more protections – and a whole lot less accountability.

 

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K.J. McElrath

 

Most asbestos exposure is the result of industrial use as well as construction, ship building, electronics, automotive manufacture and servicing, aviation...the list goes on and on and on.

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K.J. McElrath

 

This story began in May of 2010 when a building in downtown Belleveville, Illinois – located about 15 miles southeast of St. Louis – caught fire, severely damaging two other buildings in the process. One of those damaged buildings was a historic retail space, built in 1865.

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K.J. McElrath

What can asbestos disease victims do when they are unable to track down the employer or supplier responsible for their exposure?

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K.J. McElrath

Mesothelioma cancer usually takes decades to show symptoms. Someone who was exposed in their twenties may not experience symptoms until they are in their sixties or seventies. There have been some tragic exceptions in recent years, however. There is the case of the the Deborah Reeve, a paramedic who was among the first responders on 11 September 2001; she began to show signs of pleural mesothelioma in 2003 and died of the disease three years later. There was also Amanda Satterfield, a young woman from Tennessee who was exposed to asbestos fibers in the cradle from her father's work clothes and died from perotineal mesothelioma at the age of 26.

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K.J. McElrath

I've written quite a bit recently about Canada's asbestos industry and how it continues to operate with the blessings of the right-wing Harper Administration – while thumbing its nose at the rest of the world. Despite pressures not only from the global medical community and its own citizens, the Canadian government  has stubbornly refused to even consider placing health warnings on its asbestos exports – let alone shut down the asbestos industry. In recent months, Jeffry Mine has been offered a $58 million loan guarantee from the provincial government in order to keep operations going. Problem here is, unless the mine can get some private funding by the fifteenth of August, that offer will expire.

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