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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fallen Asbestos Workers Honored at a Memorial Mass

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) reports on a memorial mass held at Saint Joachim Church honoring union members who died from asbestos related illnesses as a result of their occupational exposure to asbestos fiber. This was the 8th Annual Memorial Mass held by Insulators Local No. 89.

Fred Dumont, Business Manager of the union said, "The harmful effects of asbestos insulation were hidden by manufacturers and distributors, because they were making such enormous profits...."

Asbestos exposure is causally related to asbestosis, as well as lung cancer, and a rare but fatal carcinoma, mesothelioma.

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