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U.S. regulators say several makeup products from Claire's stores tested positive for asbestos, a mineral that has been linked to deadly cancers.

The Food and Drug Administration tested makeup from Claire's and the retailer Justice, both of which market their products to young girls and teens. In a statement Tuesday, the agency reported that it found that three product samples from Claire's and one from Justice contained the substance, and it released a safety alert about the products.

Edna House is parting her daughter’s hair into small neat triangle ponytails while the three-year old watches cartoons inside their apartment. The pair was abruptly moved into this unit a week ago.

House says she complained for more than a year to the management at the Stonybrook Apartments that her last apartment had a mold problem.

“They knew what was going on and yet they still did nothing,” she says. “I complain and complain and they saw me as like a nuisance.”

Supreme Court Asked To Hear $9M Asbestos Case

Oct 5, 2017
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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. wants the Florida Supreme Court to take up the company's challenge to a more than $9 million verdict in the death of a man who suffered from asbestos-caused mesothelioma.

Northrop Grumman has filed a notice that it will appeal a decision last month by the 3rd District Court of Appeal upholding the verdict against the company, according to documents posted Wednesday on the Supreme Court website.

Court Upholds $9M Verdict In Asbestos Case

Sep 7, 2017

A South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld a more than $9 million verdict against Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in the death of a man who suffered from asbestos-caused mesothelioma.

Supreme Court Agrees To Take Up Asbestos Dispute

Jul 13, 2017
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In a dispute that focuses heavily on expert witnesses, a divided Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case filed by a man who said he suffered mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos in cigarette filters and other products.

People are still dying of cancer linked to asbestos, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says, despite decades of regulations meant to limit dangerous exposure.

Starting in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has regulated how much asbestos workers can be exposed to, because it contains tiny fibers that can cause lung disease or cancer if they are swallowed or inhaled.

Court Rejects $8M Verdict In Asbestos Case

Sep 15, 2016
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Pointing to problems with expert witnesses, an appeals court Wednesday rejected an $8 million verdict in a case filed by a man who said he suffered mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos in cigarette filters and in other products.