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Is It Time To Move Forward With Your Talcum Powder Claim?

Is It Time To Move Forward With Your Talcum Powder Claim?

Here at The Law Offices of Wallace & Graham, we recently provided a white paper online addressing the recent cases exploring a potential connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. In that paper, we emphasize the importance of understanding those…

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Does Talc Cause Cancer?

Does Talc Cause Cancer?

To help answer questions currently circulating about a possible connection between talc and ovarian cancer, our firm, Wallace & Graham, has published a SlideShare presentation for our white paper entitled, “Beyond The Headlines: What Do The Talcum Powder Cases Really…

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The truth about asbestos and the link to cancer

The truth about asbestos and the link to cancer

Asbestos is a dangerous group of minerals in the form of fibers. These mineral fibers occur naturally around the world. They’re found in rocks and in soil, where they’re more or less neutral agents. Two kinds of asbestos occur naturally.…

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Asbestos FAQ: What you need to know

Asbestos FAQ: What you need to know

For many years, the use of asbestos in the construction industry was quite common. In the past, this was used as both an insulating material and flame retardant. Over time, it was found that asbestos could cause serious health concerns,…

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What you need to know: asbestos, talc and cancer

What you need to know: asbestos, talc and cancer

Asbestos, talc and ovarian cancer have been in the news recently, with the awarding of $417 million in damages in a lawsuit tying ovarian cancer to talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay the millions to an East…

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Johnson & Johnson facing lawsuits related to talcum powder

Johnson & Johnson facing lawsuits related to talcum powder

For decades, talcum powder, often sold as the product named “baby powder,” has experienced popularity as a product to dry babies’ bottoms in diapers. It has also been used by countless women for feminine hygiene. Women have applied this powder…

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Asbestos management: federal requirements for schools

Asbestos management: federal requirements for schools

Both public and non-profit private schools in North Carolina must comply with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AEHRA), an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) law which sets forth regulations designed to protect students and staff from developing a potentially fatal…

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Can a one-time exposure to asbestos cause illness?

Can a one-time exposure to asbestos cause illness?

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring substance that was used in many U.S. products including tiles, insulation, automotive products, talcum powder and potting soil. It is now strictly regulated because of its causal link to diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. Asbestos-related…

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Wildfires prompt asbestos exposure concerns

Wildfires prompt asbestos exposure concerns

The recent California wildfires have swept through the state, destroying hundreds of thousands of acres. The Thomas Fire was one of the largest in California history and covered about 238,500 acres. These large-scale wildfires are not limited to California. North…

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Case of alleged unsafe asbestos removal at high school settled

Case of alleged unsafe asbestos removal at high school settled

An asbestos abatement company has lost its license after being sued by the Attorney General’s Office last year. The company was contracted to perform a $65 million renovation project at a Massachusetts high school and is accused of illegally conducting…

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