The Philadelphia City Council recently passed an ordinance that requires additional regulations for inspecting asbestos in school buildings.
Asbestos imports continue to rise in the US with no sign of slowing. Employees in asbestos industries run the risk of developing mesothelioma.
Historically, mesothelioma primarily affects men, but rates among women have significantly increased, showing the gender gap is closing.
A recent EPA asbestos ban will prohibit current uses of chrysotile asbestos nationwide and support the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Philadelphia schools have closed due to asbestos contamination. Here’s what’s happening in the School District of Philadelphia in 2021.
Asbestos was never fully banned in the United States – unlike many other countries. As a result, over 3,000 products contain the toxin.
Officials launched an interactive dashboard showing the location of projects involving asbestos removal in the Philadelphia School District.
A property management group and a contractor are being sued for improper asbestos removal at a demolition site in Salem, Massachusetts.
In a time where health and safety in schools have never been more important, now there are worries of possible asbestos exposure in schools.
With a settlement, the EPA has agreed to seek asbestos reporting from companies that manufacture and/or import products with the carcinogen.