The chances of developing lung cancer associated with asbestos exposure, asbestosis and smoking are dramatically increased when these three risk factors are combined, and quitting smoking significantly reduces the risk of developing lung cancer...
University of Minnesota researchers on Friday release findings of their study into possible links between asbestos exposure in taconite mines on the Iron Range and a deadly lung disease called mesothelioma.
Asbestos found in drainage and sewage pipes during a routine replacement along Bishop Road to High Street is expected to cost the city an additional $225,000, on top of the $1.3 million already approved for the project.
Earlier this year, when Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) announced his plans to retire, he listed several issues he wants to see through to a successful conclusion before the end of his term. One of them is passage of the Safe Chemicals Act.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.), plans Wednesday to introduce what he hopes will be signature legislation for his final term in office - a bill aimed at ensuring the safety of the many chemicals that Americans come in contact with every day.
MOUNTAIN IRON — After 14 years working in Northeastern Minnesota’s taconite industry, and an entire lifetime of living with people who did the same, Joanne Johnson of Silver Bay wanted to know if she was hearing things right.
A CHARITY calendar has raised thousands of pounds to help people with a rare form of cancer that is particularly prominent in this region.The South West Mesothelioma Support Group, which is based at...
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