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How Long Do Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Claims Take?

How Long Do Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Claims Take

How Long Do Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Claims Take? Mesothelioma has been plaguing workers for decades. However, the dangers of asbestos and its negative effect on human health were not officially recognized until the 1970s. Due to the long latency period, symptoms of an asbestos-related disease often do not appear until 30 to 40 years after exposure. […]

Steel Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Steel Workers Exposed to Asbestos Steel mill workers handled a vast range of asbestos products to prevent fires and injuries from very high temperatures typical in the workplace. Asbestos was used before the public knew of its dangers. Companies used it in manufacturing because of its lightweight, economical, durable, fireproof, and insulating characteristics. Asbestos cement […]

Asbestos and Lead Removal Bill Clears Senate Environment and Energy Committee

Asbestos and Lead Removal Bill Clears Senate Environment and Energy Committee On June 15, 2021, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee approved a bill to assist homeowners in removing lead and asbestos from their homes. “For the health of residents, it is crucial to mitigate the risks of lead and asbestos in the home, but […]

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Asbestos Removal?

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Asbestos Removal? There is nothing more concerning for a homeowner than discovering asbestos in their home. For almost 50 years, asbestos was a common substance used in homebuilding, whether it was in floor tile, insulation, wallboard, or pipes. If you live in a house built between the 1930s and the early […]

Companies Have Been Concealing The Dangers of Asbestos for Decades

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure

Companies Have Been Concealing The Dangers of Asbestos for Decades Asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer continue to be the top causes of occupational sickness and mortality in the United States. Thousands of people who were exposed decades ago are now being diagnosed. The time between exposure to asbestos and illness development […]

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 […]

Asbestos Containing Products That Don’t Require Warning Labels

Asbestos Containing Products That Don’t Require Warning Labels Asbestos-containing materials are primarily used in construction and insulation, but they may also be found in many types of consumer goods. While intact, asbestos is not a hazard, but if disturbed, an individual could develop mesothelioma or lung cancer if repeatedly exposed to airborne asbestos fibers. Most […]

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 […]

Government Roles in Asbestos Regulation

GOVERNMENT ROLES IN ASBESTOS REGULATION

Government Roles in Asbestos Regulation Despite the deadly effects of asbestos use on people and the environment, asbestos has not been banned in the United States. Numerous attempts have been made by government agencies to regulate asbestos use by making it harder to obtain, restricting imports, and regulating handling and removal. Since mining operations stopped […]

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