Asbestos in Schools

Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania

Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania

Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania Throughout much of the 20th century, asbestos was a popular building material due to its heat resistance, high-tensile strength, and affordability. As the dangers of asbestos became known, its use declined. The carcinogen was even banned for a short period of time in the late 1980s.  However, its widespread […]

Asbestos Duct Wrap

Asbestos Duct Wrap

Asbestos Duct Wrap Asbestos was a popular building material in which its unique fibrous structure made it ideal for insulation and fireproofing. Most buildings and homes built before the 1980s contain asbestos insulation in the walls and attic. HVAC system ductwork, registers, and pipe systems may have been wrapped with asbestos duct wrap. It was not […]

Women and Mesothelioma

Women and Mesothelioma

Women and Mesothelioma Asbestos exposure is the only cause of mesothelioma. This mineral was widely used in construction, shipbuilding, and automobiles. Anyone who worked in an asbestos-containing industry may have been exposed and later diagnosed with mesothelioma. Throughout history, there are several ways women have been exposed to asbestos: Direct exposure at work: Women who […]

How Can Children and Teens Be Exposed to Asbestos?

How Can Children and Teens Be Exposed to Asbestos? Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses are frequently associated with the older adults. Asbestos-related illnesses affect older males at a higher rate than other classes of people. Children and teens, on the other hand, might be exposed to asbestos in a variety of ways. Exposure at School […]

Asbestos Exposure Concerns in 2022

Asbestos Exposure Concerns in 2022

Asbestos Exposure Concerns in 2022 Asbestos is one of the most dangerous toxic substances in the world. Asbestos is a recognized health hazard, and its use is now highly regulated by both OSHA and EPA. Asbestos fibers inhaled or swallowed never leave the body because they are too strong to be broken down. Asbestos use […]

Are Asbestos Hazards Lurking in Places We Believe Are Safe?

Are Asbestos Hazards Lurking in Places We Believe Are Safe? Places that most Americans think of as safe may hold a hidden danger of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a deadly mineral fiber that can only be positively identified with a particular type of microscope. Asbestos was added to various products to provide strength, heat insulation, […]

Public School Staff at Risk For Asbestos-Related Diseases

Public School Staff at Risk For Asbestos-Related Diseases Asbestos fibers are microscopic needle-like crystals that can cause serious health problems. If inhaled, they can impede the normal functioning of the lungs and other soft-tissue organs. Since the body cannot break down asbestos, the fibers often work themselves deeper into tissue until the infected area becomes […]

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