Kilgore College Proactively Addresses Asbestos

In 2015, Kilgore College put into place a plan to address asbestos in the older buildings in response to questions concerning the school’s attention to potential asbestos hazards. At that time, the college received a clean report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, the state health department, and other […]

Asbestos Found in Dallas Fire Station 57

After an inspection uncovered asbestos in floor tiles, Dallas Fire Station 57 closed until more testing was conducted. The personnel in Fire Station 57 were allowed to return to the building after the Dallas Office of Environmental Quality and Office of Risk Management determined that there was no risk from this asbestos as it was […]

Asbestos Awareness Observed

The non-profit Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) dedicated April 1-7 to spreading the word about the dangers of asbestos exposure through a Global Asbestos Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Hear Asbestos. Think Prevention.” Why is there a week dedicated to asbestos awareness? Deaths from asbestos are preventable with a ban on use and widespread […]

Long Awaited U.S. Asbestos Ban Now Uncertain

Whether the EPA, under the Trump administration, will ultimately issue an asbestos ban is a question many scientists, consumer health advocates, and families of asbestos victims are closely watching. Just last summer, a bipartisan amendment to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) was heralded as giving the EPA the enforcement teeth to finally ban asbestos. […]

Canada Announced Asbestos Ban – Finally!

Though it has been a long fight, the government of Canada announced a ban on asbestos and asbestos-containing products to be instituted in 2018. A long history of mining asbestos Throughout many decades, asbestos was mined, exported, and used by Canadians. In 2012, the last Canadian asbestos mine was closed in Quebec – a province […]

Do You Have A Dream?

Today we commemorate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., who nonviolently protested racial discrimination in federal and state laws. After 15 years of debate, President Ronald Reagan signed a law in 1983 creating a holiday to honor Dr. King. It is observed on the third Monday of January to be close to King’s January […]