Asbestos Exposure Symptoms

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Are you experiencing asbestos exposure symptoms and need to know if you have an asbestos law suit? In a recent report that was given by the CDC, there were over 1,400 people that died as a direct result of asbestos exposure every year. For the reporting period between the years of 1968 to 2002, there has been a dramatic increase in the mortality rates from asbestos exposure. Though asbestos is now highly controlled in manufacturing, there is an upward trend in asbestos related fatalities that does not appear to be slowing

The types of health related diseases that may be caused as a result of exposure to asbestos are:

  • Lung cancer
  • Digestive tract cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis

Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance which is found throughout the world. During World War II, asbestos was used extensively in commercial and industrial manufacturing. Many of the consumer products in the United States have used asbestos in one form or another. Just a few of the products that contained asbestos were cement, plastics, insulation, roofing, fireproofing, brake shoes, brake pads, floor paints, coatings, adhesives and sound absorption products. It is estimated that there were over 3,000 products that were known to have contained some amount of asbestos.

Low levels of asbestos are present in the air we breathe, the water, and in the soil. Yet, most people do not get an illness that is related to a natural exposure to the substance. What becomes a dangerous exposure is when a person becomes exposed to asbestos containing substances for prolonged periods of time. The people that are at the greatest risk are people that work in construction, shipbuilding, mining and milling, automobile workers, fireman, demolition workers and people that work on or around substances which have a potential to release the fibers into the air when the materials are handled. Companies that expose their employees to asbestos containing products are required to follow stringent safety guidelines in order to ensure that the safety of the workers is met

Low levels of asbestos are present in the air we breathe, the water, and in the soil. Yet, most people do not get an illness that is related to a natural exposure to the substance. What becomes a dangerous exposure is when a person becomes exposed to asbestos containing substances for prolonged periods of time. The people that are at the greatest risk are people that work in construction, shipbuilding, mining and milling, automobile workers, fireman, demolition workers and people that work on or around substances which have a potential to release the fibers into the air when the materials are handled. Companies that expose their employees to asbestos containing products are required to follow stringent safety guidelines in order to ensure that the safety of the workers is met.

Are you experiencing asbestos exposure symptoms and need to know if you have an asbestos law suit? Contact an environmental lawyer if you are experiencing asbestos exposure symptoms to find out if you may be entitled to compensation today.

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