Asbestosis

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 […]

What You Should Know About West Virginia Asbestos Exposure

What You Should Know About West Virginia Asbestos Exposure Asbestos is a group of silicate-based minerals mined from the earth for decades. It’s strength, resistance to heat, and cost-effectiveness made asbestos a valuable building material that was used heavily throughout the 20th century. Asbestos is composed of long, thin, needle-like fibers. Disturbing asbestos or other […]

People are Still Suffering 20 Years After 9/11

People are Still Suffering 20 Years After 9/11 Twenty years after 9/11, people are still suffering because of the terrorist attack on the country. Many people think about those we lost that day, but many people have also been lost because of the health impacts of walking through the wreckage. Hundreds of thousands of tons […]

Asbestos-Related Diseases Kill Nearly 40,000 People Per Year

ASBESTOS-RELATED DISEASES KILL NEARLY 40,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR

Asbestos-Related Diseases Kill Nearly 40,000 People Per Year Every year, over 3,000 new instances of mesothelioma are identified in the United States. While the majority of asbestos exposures happened prior to the 1980s, some asbestos exposure still occurs today. Asbestos is a kind of mineral fiber that may be found in both rocks and soil. […]

Mesothelioma – Firefighters Are At A Higher Risk

Mesothelioma – Firefighters Are At A Higher Risk According to 2010 National Institute for Occupational  Safety &  Health (NIOSH) research on cancer incidence among firemen in San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia, firefighters had two times greater of a risk of acquiring mesothelioma than the general public. How Are Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos? Since asbestos has […]

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, […]

COPD is Not Caused by Asbestos

COPD is Not Caused by Asbestos As early as the 1920s, companies that used asbestos in their manufacturing operations or building processes were aware that their employees were being diagnosed with high rates of lung disease. However, to keep from admitting any liability, they insisted that the employee’s lung disease was caused by cigarette smoking. […]

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure In the United States, an estimated 27 million workers were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers between 1940 and 1979. Asbestos exposure was highest with workers engaged in mining, milling of raw asbestos or construction, and product manufacture that used asbestos products. Other exposure occurred from asbestos released into the air and […]

Statistics About Asbestos Related Diseases & U.S. Death Rates

Statistics About Asbestos Related Diseases & U.S. Death Rates Asbestos is a group of naturally grown silica minerals found in rocks and soil. Asbestos has been mined and utilized in many products worldwide throughout the 20th century. In the U. S., mining of asbestos has been outlawed, but asbestos is still found in old homes and […]

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