2 Philadelphia Schools To Remain Closed Indefinitely Due To Asbestos ConcernsA walk-through of the building shared by the two schools led to the uncovering of asbestos in ductwork in the boiler room last week.
Benjamin Franklin High School, Science Leadership Academy Closed Tuesday And Wednesday For Asbestos AbatementOfficials say the campus will be closed for abatement and further testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Report: Recent Test Finds Asbestos In Playskool CrayonsIn tests run this year on green Playskool crayons, U.S. PIRG found tremolite fibers — a type of asbestos.
Report Says Phila. Region Among Worst For Asbestos Related Disease And DeathThe Philadelphia region is a hot spot for asbestos and it has been linked to high death rates.
Toxic Debris Makes Ambler 'Look Like A Third World Country,' Says Asbestos Disease Awareness AdvocateAsbestos Disease Awareness Organization president Linda Reinstein says, "One of the debris samples that I had tested is 60% chrysotile asbestos."
Proposed Development Of Asbestos Waste Site Has Montco Residents ConcernedA ten-acre asbestos waste site in Ambler is the place where an apartment complex is set to be built.
South Jersey Man Gets Prison Time For Violating The Clean Air ActOn Tuesday, Gene Cornell Smith was sentenced to 42 months in prison for of conspiracy, and five counts of violating the Clean Air Act. He must also pay restitution of more than $450,000.
Government Agency Regulates Workplace SafetyFrom ergonomics to mold and other building toxins, OSHA regulates the working conditions that may harm workers.
Riverside, NJ Residents Angry Over Asbestos At Old Hospital Site"I want it cleaned up,” says Riverside resident Bob Grab, referring to the old Zurbrugg Hospital site. He can see from his home what's left of the tattered and shredded tarps that barely cover the piles of construction debris, portions of which the EPA says contain asbestos.
The Science Behind Obesity and DiabetesResearchers think that our body reacts to a certain fatty acid by triggering a molecular complex that makes the body attack itself and interfere with the way insulin works on the cells in our body.
Exclusive: Asbestos Found At NJ Hospital SiteThe State Division of Criminal Justice says preliminary reports indicate industrial products containing asbestos were found during a search by hazardous materials crews at what used to be the old Zurbrugg Hospital.