The Environmental Working Group said it found traces of asbestos in some children’s crayons and toy crime lab kits.
A Worcester-area plumber has been found guilty of child endangerment for having a teenage worker remove asbestos insulation without proper precautions.
An asbestos leak forced authorities to re-route traffic in downtown Boston Wednesday morning.
Emerson College and Suffolk Construction Co. Inc. will pay $500,000 in civil penalties to settle allegations that they failed to thoroughly test a Boston building for asbestos before converting it into a student dormitory.
Authorities said 17 workers complaining of nausea were taken to the hospital after a chemical used in asbestos removal caused a reaction at the post office in Exeter, N.H.
Part of Harrison Avenue in the South End remained closed Thursday afternoon after a steam pipe burst overnight.