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On December 1, 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed asbestos as one of the 10 high-risk chemicals evaluated and regulated under the Lautenberg Act.  What this means is that the EPA must release a scoping document within six months which includes the hazards, exposures, conditions of use and vulnerable populations the agency plans to consider for the risk evaluation.  Next the EPA will have to complete a risk evaluation to determine whether the chemicals […]Continue reading

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Illinois courts have general jurisdiction over Ford Motor Company, according to Judge Stobbs of the Third Judicial Circuit. Irene Jeffs, the surviving spouse of Dale Jeffs, filed suit in Madison County against Ford and numerous co-defendants whose conduct may have exposed Dale to asbestos and contributed to his mesothelioma. The Plaintiffs’ complaint alleges Dale was exposed to asbestos-containing products while working as an insulator between 1968 and 1995. Dale worked at the Ford plant in […]Continue reading

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A clinical study of malignant pleural mesothelioma patients treated with investigational cancer vaccine CRS-207 at University of Chicago Medical Center, UCSF’s cancer center, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, the Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia and the National Cancer Institutein Bethesda, Maryland has shown promising results in shrinking tumors. CRS-207 caused tumor shrinkage in 85% of patients and the overall disease control rate was 94%. Patients were given two bacterial of Listeria monocytogenes infusions two weeks […]Continue reading

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