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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 […]

Asbestos Found In West Virginia University Area

Asbestos Found In West Virginia University Area

Asbestos Found In West Virginia University Area According to the U.S. Geological Survey, West Virginia does not have any natural deposits of asbestos. Numerous industries such as coal mining, steel, glass manufacturing, and power plants exposed residents and workers to asbestos until the late 1970s when asbestos was declared a hazardous substance. Recent allegations of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Asbestos Laws & Bans Around The World

Asbestos Laws & Bans Around The World Asbestos fibers came into commercial use worldwide in the early 1800s due to their tensile strength and ability to withstand heat, fire, and acid. Asbestos fibers are used in numerous commercial and consumer products, roofing and brake pads, to industrial equipment insulation. Despite warnings of adverse health effects, […]

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