An elementary school will pay a substantial fine for exposing its kindergarteners to mold and asbestos.
Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Asbestos Continues to be an Issue in Philly Schools
Demoing Old New York Library Raises Asbestos Concerns
Asbestos. The mere mention of the word brings thoughts of “miners, millers & manufacturers or insulators and shipbuilders,” working during a time where there were limited protections. It brings to mind old homes and commercial structures built long ago. But, the worst thing it brings to mind is likely a horrible disease called mesothelioma. Wait! Wasn’t asbestos done away with? Aren’t there regulations in place banning this known carcinogen? Yes, and no. Sadly, mostly no.
Spinal Injections are Being Used in Place of Oral Opioids
Charter School Parents Say They Didn’t Know About Asbestos
Highway Fire Continues to Spread, May Cause Asbestos Exposure
Philadelphia to Get Funding for Lead Paint Remediation
Talc Found in Children’s Cosmetics at Popular Retailer
Last year and early last month, test results of popular children’s makeup discovered the presence of asbestos, a dangerous chemical that should be nowhere near children’s products. Since the discovery, many have called on the Food and Drug Administration to conduct its own investigation into the tainted cosmetics sold by popular “retailers Claire’s Stores Inc. and Justice Retail.”