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Asbestos Found in Claire’s Stores Makeup for Children

Over the Christmas weekend, Claire’s store chain began pulling makeup marketed at children due to the discovery of asbestos. Read more at Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Asbestos Concerns at a West Baltimore School

Parents of students at a west Baltimore elementary middle school are voicing concerns over possible asbestos work to the roof. Get news about this and other school-related asbestos stories at

Asbestos Whistleblower Wins Lawsuit Against Champagne Demolition

Improper asbestos removal led to whistleblower claims against Champagne Demolition LLC.

Parts of Libby Superfund Site Almost Complete

Two units in the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site are moving toward partial deletion from the National Priorities List. Read more about progress in asbestos cleanup at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Man Sentenced for Falsifying Asbestos Certifications

A man in West Haven has been sentenced for falsifying asbestos training certifications. Read more about the dangers of asbestos at

Possible Asbestos in Puerto Rico’s Drinking Water After Hurricanes

Health concerns following Hurricanes Maria and Irma include tests for asbestos in Puerto Rico’s drinking water. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Asbestos Claims Court to Be Established in Montana

The Montana Supreme Court is creating an asbestos claims court to oversee personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Read more at

Firefighters and Other Community Members Exposed to Asbestos

Marion City Administrator and Fire Chief were accused of exposing firefighters and other community members to asbestos. Read more at

Asbestos Concerns Linger After California Wildfires

Shutting down a mobile home park in Sonoma is just the beginning of a multitude of asbestos concerns in Northern California. Read more at

Bestwall Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Due to Asbestos Lawsuits

Georgia-Pacific affiliate Bestwall is filing U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy for costs due to asbestos cases. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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