The University of Pennsylvania (“UPenn”) announced on Thursday, November 15 that its medical school is the recipient of a $1.2 million asbestos related grant from the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”). The asbestos grant is intended to help local residents who suffer from asbestos exposure personal injuries.
The NIH grant is specifically aimed at helping residents of west and south Ambler, PA, who the Pennsylvania Department of Health (“DOH”) has stated have a much higher risk of having mesothelioma and other asbestos exposure-related diseases than other Pennsylvania residents.
DOH is unsure of the exact cause of the increased asbestos disease risk among these residents, but states that much of the asbestos exposure is likely environmental and occupational in nature.
UPenn intends to use the grant to further investigate the cause of this increased asbestos injury risk and to help treat those residents who suffer from asbestos-related injuries.
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