asbestos

School board meeting
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Mike DeNardo
September 12, 2019 - 3:28 pm
After a Philly teacher was diagnosed with mesothelioma — a form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure — Philadelphia school board members are now taking a closer look inside district schools. Some parents argue asbestos reports from the district are not easy to find or break down. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2019 - 7:01 pm
A Philadelphia teacher has been diagnosed with a lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. The teachers union says this highlights an urgent need for money to address environmental problems in the city's aging school buildings.
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A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2018 seeks to cut the EPA's budget by 31 percent from $8.1 billion to $5.7 billion.
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April 17, 2019 - 8:56 pm
By Gregory Wallace (CNN) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a nearly complete ban on the manufacturing and importing of asbestos. The rule will close loopholes in a decades-old partial ban, and EPA is separately reviewing the limited instances where asbestos is still used...
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File photo dated 06/01/16 of a shop sign for claire's in central London.
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Suzanne Monaghan
March 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
Earlier this month the popular children's store Claire's recalled some makeup products because they tested positive for asbestos, a mineral linked to deadly cancers. But, many makeup products come with those risks since they contain talc, according to Michelle Whitmer, a medical writer for the...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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Mike DeNardo
March 21, 2019 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $100 million plan to remove lead paint from Philadelphia school buildings, and he's proposing to pay for it through a severance tax on natural gas. The lead paint abatement would be part of Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure...
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baby powder
Dreamstime
December 26, 2018 - 1:51 pm
By Swati Gupta, CNN (CNN) -- Keeping up with the furor that has followed Johnson & Johnson, India's drug regulators have been collecting new test samples of baby powder. The company has been facing allegations of asbestos contamination in its talcum powder. A Reuters report published about two...
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Dreamstime
December 14, 2018 - 2:40 pm
CBS NEWS --- Johnson & Johnson has for decades known its raw talc and finished powders at times tested positive for small quantities of asbestos, with the company's doctors and lawyers vexed by the findings but failing to alert regulators or consumers, according to a Reuters story published...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
August 27, 2018 - 12:23 am
PHIALDELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- After springtime headlines about unhealthy conditions inside Philadelphia schools, the district says its buildings are safe for Monday’s start of classes. Superintendent William Hite says crews worked throughout the summer to resolve hazardous conditions in the city'...
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Guests include Lee Whack, spokesman for the school district; Jerry Roseman, director at the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers; Lisa Haver, co-founder of Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools; and Kendra Brooks, coordinator of Our City, Our Schools.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
August 12, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the recent renewed effort to fix Philadelphia's toxic schools. Philadelphia has more than 300 school facilities and with an average age of 70 years, and many...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
June 29, 2018 - 8:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday is announcing more funding to address the dangerous environmental conditions in Philadelphia's aging school buildings. Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney and district officials are expected to make the announcement at Roosevelt Elementary School in...
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