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15 states with the most asbestos-related deaths

According to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, more than 107,000 people around the world die each year from diseases linked to asbestos exposure. Louisville residents should know that while this mineral has long been banned by most developed countries, the U.S. has not taken such a step.

Honeywell facing probe for underestimating asbestos liability

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it was investigating Honeywell International's accounting on Oct. 19. In particular, the SEC said that it was investigating the Louisville company's accounting for its liabilities related to asbestos. According to a regulatory filing, Honeywell filed a revised estimate for these liabilities as of the end of 2017. They amounted to $2.61 billion, a jump of $1.09 billion over previous estimates from the firm.

Supreme Court looks at third party liability for asbestos deaths

The dangers of asbestos exposure have been understood by people in Kentucky for years, but courts continue to sort out the legal consequences of its use in manufacturing and construction. A case now being heard before the Supreme Court of the United States has pitted two widows against a manufacturer. At issue is the company's potential liability for the toxic exposure that resulted when its equipment was used with asbestos insulation.

Report: EPA's school asbestos program often inactive

Despite the danger that asbestos can pose to students, teachers and other workers in Louisville and across the country, a national program to monitor the substance in schools is significantly underfunded. According to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general, the school asbestos program is considered to be a low priority. Only one out of the 10 national EPA regions has a strategy to manage the dangers posed by asbestos in schools. Of all inspections conducted between 2011 and 2015, the federal program sponsored only 13 percent while states were responsible for 87 percent of school asbestos inspections.

Why it may be time to worry about asbestos exposure again

For many years, it wasn't uncommon for asbestos, a material known for its high heat resistance capabilities, to be used in various residential and commercial structures in Louisville, many other parts of Kentucky and throughout the rest of the United States. Since asbestos fibers have also been linked to serious and potentially fatal respiratory diseases, this material has been severely restricted or widely banned in many countries. However, a new EPA rule could alter some of the existing limitations in place that govern how asbestos can be used.

Beware of New Asbestos Products in the Market

Recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule, which would allow the EPA to approve new uses for asbestos, if those applications pass a risk-assessment test. While asbestos has never been completely banned from use in the United States, numerous regulations have been enacted since the 1970s banning some uses and restricting others. While there may be some asbestos products on the market today, there are very few and it is unlikely that you or a loved one will experience any harmful exposure to a new asbestos product.

Study says asbestos-related debts are underestimated

Some Louisville workers may suffer health problems, including cancer, as a result of asbestos exposure. According to a study from the International Commission of Occupational Health, the number of deaths resulting from asbestos exposure have been underestimated both in the United States and throughout the world.

MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR AWARD IN TALCUM POWDER ASBESTOS SUIT

Attorneys openly wept in a courtroom earlier this month after jurors handed down an $80 million award in punitive damages for their client. The plaintiff, a 46-year-old investment banker, says that he developed lung cancer as the result of asbestos in his talcum powder. He sued the makers of the powder, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and the company that mined the talc -- Imerys SA. This brings the plaintiff's total award to $117 million.

Why was asbestos used?

These days, all you hear about asbestos is how dangerous it is, and with good reason. It can lead to an aggressive and often fatal cancer known as mesothelioma. Even in less drastic cases, it leads to serious respiratory issues. It's been banned for a reason, and it's not something to take lightly.

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