Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Asbestos widow wins High Court battle (The Age)

The widow of an asbestos victim has won a High Court battle to receive almost nine times the compensation his former employer's insurance company had offered.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Cancer question complicates 9/11 compensation deal (Laramie Boomerang)

Of all the illnesses people fear might be caused by toxic dust from the World Trade Center, nothing scares people like cancer. Hundreds of people are suing New York City over cancer diagnoses they received after working at ground zero.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


9/11 compensation still in limbo (Queens Courier)

A $657.5 million settlement reached between the city and 9/11 rescue and cleanup workers on March 11 must be renegotiated, a U.S. District Court Judge said.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


VA extends Agent Orange benefits to more veterans (The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil)

Relying on an independent study by the Institute of Medicine, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki decided to establish a service-connection for Vietnam veterans with three specific illnesses based on the latest evidence of an association with the herbicides referred to Agent Orange.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Bone Biologics receives Notice of Allowance of patent claims that protects formation of cartilage by UCB-1 (News-Medical-Net)

Bone Biologics, Inc. announced today that it has received a US Patent Office Notice of Allowance of patent claims which strongly protects the formation of cartilage by the unique NELL 1 protein (UCB-1). Additional claims cover the surgical application of the NELL 1 (UCB-1) protein by several delivery agents.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Child death reporting bill passes House (Lexington Herald-Leader)

FRANKFORT â€" The House unanimously passed a bill Monday that could lead to the release of more

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Pre-existing Conditions (New York Times)

Health care and bank accounts loom large in Lionel Shriver’s multifaceted 10th novel, in which plans, relationships and families are changed by illness.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Former Hewitt city manager Dennis Woodard dies (Waco Tribune-Herald)

On Wednesday, a day after the death of longtime Hewitt city manager Dennis Woodard, city leaders credited him with the turning the Waco suburb’s fortunes around.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


New Research Could Help Provide Answers To Mesothelioma, England (Medical News Today)

The British Lung Foundation is working with the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund to support new research which could lead to better treatments for mesothelioma, an incurable asbestos-related cancer that affects the tissues lining the outside of the lung and the chest wall (pleura). Following a competitive grant application process, Dr Stefan Marciniak at the UniversityofCambridge was ...

Sunday, March 07, 2010


State’s assisted-suicide law faces major test Monday (New Haven Register)

A challenge to the state’s assisted-suicide law will face a major test Monday in Superior Court in Hartford.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Asbestos Laboratory Receives Asbestos Analysis Accreditation

EMLab P&K's Asbestos Laboratory in Phoenix, AZ Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

EMLab P&K's Phoenix, Arizona laboratory is NVLAP accredited for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code: 500031-0).

Phoenix, AZ, January 13, 2010 -- EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the accreditation of its asbestos lab in Phoenix, Arizona by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500031-0).

"With our Phoenix laboratory receiving NVLAP accreditation, EMLab P&K continues to demonstrate it is among the very best asbestos laboratories in the nation. The recognition shows that the analytical data produced from any of our facilities is always of the highest quality. Because major health and financial decisions are made based on the laboratory results and on the quality system in place in the laboratory, it is very important that the data produced by the laboratory and its QA system are of the highest quality. EMLab P&K's NVLAP accreditation is a mark of this capability as an asbestos laboratory," states Ed Kot EMLab P&K's Director of Quality Assurance.

NVLAP provides unbiased third-party recognition of quality performance by a laboratory through strict series of assessments. NVLAP accreditation represents a laboratory's proven ability to meet or exceed technical requirements set by NVLAP management. NVLAP is in full conformance with the standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and has become an industry standard for excellence. Areas of assessment include: quality systems, personnel, equipment, measurement traceability, sampling, accommodation and environment, test and calibration methods, handling and reports.

EMLab P&K, a Test America company, is one of the leading commercial indoor air quality laboratories in North America, specializing in the analysis of air and surface samples for asbestos, mold, bacteria, fungi, and USP 797. EMLab P&K has over 60 service and drop-off locations nationwide and has received accreditations from AIHA, NVLAP, and CA-ELAP. For more information, visit the official website at www.emlabpk.com or call 800-651-4802.

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Ban Asbestos Now campaign launched to educate public on the dangers of asbestos inhalation (News-Medical-Net)

"Ban Asbestos Now," a national campaign to build awareness of the continued use of asbestos in the United States, launched today to educate the public on the dangers of asbestos inhalation and urge Americans to pressure U.S. lawmakers to finally ban this toxic and often deadly substance. It is considered "the largest manmade public health crisis in history" according to the Asbestos Disease ...

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