asbestos

Renewal of Zadroga Act Presents Major Win for Mesothelioma Advocates

Today, Congress voted and passed its budget bill, which included a nearly indefinite renewal of the Zadroga Act, which provides heathcare for first responders and others impacted by events of 9/11, the results look promising. The Meso Foundation is hopeful that the bill will pass thus extending nearly indefinitely healthcare benefits to first responders who […]


Toledo Union Calls on the Meso Foundation for Asbestos Education

Toledo, Ohio’s location on the western shore of Lake Erie makes it a great city for power houses, refineries, steel mills, lake steam ship building, rail transportation, and other industries that often use asbestos.
Local 50 of The United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA Local 50) is a trade […]


Asbestos Laws and Regulations in Schools

In 1984, the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act (ASHAA) was established by Ronald Regan, making funding available to schools with a significant asbestos hazard and need for financial assistance. The ASHAA not only aimed to reduce the risk of asbestos exposure, but also made funding and assistance from local government agencies available where needed. Under […]


Meso Foundation Participates in 2015 Weinman Symposium

Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, the executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, was one of the 30 international speakers at the 2015 Weinman Symposium at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
The conference, which was sponsored by Weinman Foundation’s Honolulu chapter, the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, International Association for the Study […]


Asbestos Exposure in the Military

Through many decades of service and numerous tours of duty, our veterans in all branches of the armed forces have faced asbestos exposure and continue to face exposure today.
It is well known that Navy ships built prior to 1980 contain significant amounts of asbestos-containing materials that were used in areas such as boiler rooms, pump […]