Asbestos Laws and Regulation

Care For Your Mental Health After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Care For Your Mental Health After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Care For Your Mental Health After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis Mesothelioma is a debilitating, aggressive cancer brought about by asbestos exposure. When asbestos breaks apart, the needle-like fibers become airborne and can be inhaled or swallowed. Fibers embed themselves in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, or testicles and can remain there for years aggravating […]

Friable Vs. Non-Friable Asbestos

Friable Vs. Non-Friable Asbestos

Friable Vs. Non-Friable Asbestos Asbestos was used extensively in buildings and materials for decades until the 1980s because of its unique characteristics. Asbestos is affordable, durable, and fire and heat-resistant, making it a desirable ingredient for construction, manufacturing, and certain materials. Unfortunately, asbestos is also hazardous to human health. What is Friability? Friability is the […]

Asbestos Testing in Your Home

Asbestos Testing in Your Home

Asbestos Testing in Your Home Homebuyers frequently inquire about indoor air quality, and for good reason—the majority of Americans spend at least one-third of each day in their homes, so it is important to know if breathing the air could cause potential health issues. Uncertainty exists surrounding things like mold, formaldehyde, dogs, rats, and other […]

Asbestos and Latest EPA Regulations in the United States

Occupational Toxic Exposure

Asbestos and Latest EPA Regulations in the United States Is the U.S. Banning Asbestos? Did you know the United States government hasn’t banned the use of asbestos? Asbestos has been linked to one of the most aggressive cancers today. An estimated 90,000 people die from asbestos every year worldwide. So why is asbestos still being […]

OSHA and Toxic Exposures in the Workplace

Toxic Workplace Exposure

OSHA and Toxic Exposures in the Workplace Workers in the United States are exposed to hazardous chemicals and toxins daily. These hazards, if not handled safely, can cause health problems ranging from minor irritations, allergies, and illnesses to severe neurological damage, cancer, and even death. All employees have the right to work in a safe […]

Asbestos Cement: A Danger Decades Later

Asbestos Cement: A Danger Decades Later The World Health Organization suggests that each year, more than 125 million people worldwide are exposed to asbestos while working. Asbestos was used in many industrial and construction applications in the 20th century. When asbestos is swallowed or inhaled, the fibers present a very significant health risk, including deadly diseases such […]

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. […]

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 […]

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