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Issue #Premier, November 2000

ASBESTOS LUNG DISEASE<br>A Primer for Patients, Physicians and Lawyers

Part one of a three-part series by Dr. Lawrence Martin looks at asbestos-related illness

Owens Corning (OWC)

Owens Corning announced Oct. 2 that over the next 18 months it plans to eliminate up to 500 of the 1,400 jobs at its plant in Newark, Ohio. Affected by sluggish second quarter earnings, Owens Corning stock hit

Owens-Illinois (OI)

Trading a quarter point from its year-low on Oct. 2, Owens-Illinois was just one month earlier held 19 percent responsible for $10.3 million worth of damages awarded to a 77-year-old California woman

W.R. Grace & Co. (GRA)

In late September, W.R. Grace & Co.'s stock price began recovering from a mid-month decline of nearly 25 percent. The U.S. government sued Grace last month to gain access

Federal-Mogul Corp. (FMO)

The auto parts manufacturer also had a busy month. Federal-Mogul announced Sept. 19 that by mutual agreement it had severed ties with CEO and President Richard A. Snell. In the announcement

Armstrong Holding Inc. (ACK)

Armstrong Holdings Inc. had a busy September. On Sept. 21, a Pennsylvania newspaper reported that asbestos material was found in insulation removed from its Lancaster, Pa., plant. A week later, the company announced it

VERMICULITE — What Is It? And How Did Asbestos Get In There?

Consumer class action lawsuits filed recently against W.R. Grace & Co. allege that the vermiculite used to produce Zonolite Attic Insulation contains asbestos and may cause serious illness if

THE POLIO VACCINE AND SV40: <br>How over 10 Million Jabs Became Tainted

While the polio vaccine was hailed throughout the world as a miracle when it was introduced in the 1950s, scientists then were unaware of a still mysterious virus lurking in its wake

First Of Its Kind Mesothelioma Study Says SV40, Asbestos Play Cocarcinogenic Role

The structure of simian virus 40(SV40) refined at 3.1 A resolution. Cancer researchers have recently shown that SV40 causes malignant transformation of human mesothelial cells. Those same researchers are now trying to

Another Piece in the Mesothelioma Puzzle?

From the earliest days of its existence, mesothelioma has been a medical and scientific puzzle. The pieces of this puzzle involve the challenging diagnosis of the tumor; the association

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