Thursday, September 2, 2010

California lawmakers advance law to dump asbestos mineral as official state rock


This is what happened at my last mesothelioma case

Lawmakers in California are working on a new bill that would strip serpentine—a naturally occurring mineral that often contains a type of asbestos known as chrysotile—of its status as the official state rock.

In a recent Associated Press article, Senator Gloria Romero, who proposed the bill, states that having an asbestos-containing substance as the Golden State’s official rock sends a poor public health message due to the link between asbestos and mesothelioma:

 "This is a question of health and public awareness. We know that California has the highest rates of mesothelioma deaths in the nation and we don’t think it’s appropriate to be celebrating as the state rock something which contains asbestos."

13 comments:

  1. State rocks? I didn't know states had an official rock.

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  2. Dat asbestos.
    Did Harvey work on this case?

    Colorado's state rock - Yule marble

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  3. And then there were flying chairs everywhere

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  4. lololol
    also, that video reminds me when bush almost took a shoe to the face.

    http://jujubeau.blogspot.com

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  5. Neat fight. No one really cares about what the state rock is though, doesn't send a message to anyone. Just wastin time.

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  6. You know shit's serious when they start using chairs

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  7. oh, I want to study law.
    following you.

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