January 05, 2016

Upended by America’s ‘third wave’ of asbestos disease

Jim Morris managing editor, environment and Maryam Jameel reporter, The Center for Public Integrity

[Kris] Penny is 39 years old. He lives in Clermont, Florida, and has four children. Until September 25, 2014, life was treating him well. His flooring company had just secured its first big contract.

That morning, Penny was feeling lethargic and pulled into a McDonald’s for a cup of orange juice. Seconds after he drank it he doubled over in pain. “It felt like someone stabbed me in the stomach with a machete,” he said. A co-worker drove him to the emergency room. ... more

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