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Mesothelioma Survivor Heather Von St. James Wins Daily Point of Light Award

Mesothelioma survivor and advocate Heather Von St. James has been honored with a Daily Point of Light Award for her work in the mesothelioma community. Learn more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

First Asbestos-Related Talcum Powder Lawsuit in New Jersey Begins Jury Selection

Jury selection has begun for New Jersey’s first asbestos-related talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. Learn more about this case and related talcum powder lawsuits at

Study Shows Lake Mead Mice Became Sick from Asbestos

A new study shows that even low doses of asbestos fibers found around the Lake Mead area make mice sick. Learn more about this and other recent medical information related to asbestos and mesothelioma at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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

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