In past weeks, we have discussed those who have been victims of asbestos exposure on the job. Whether they are firefighters or construction workers, many people have developed lung cancer after being exposed to the toxic fiber, due primarily to their line of work. However, another significant cause of exposure can be linked to improper disposal of asbestos.
A Florida-based contractor has proposed a new method of replacing existing asbestos concrete water and sewer pipes. Such underground pipes are a major health hazard, as exposure to asbestos can lead to the development of asbestosis, mesothelioma and other lung diseases, culminating in wrongful death.
People who have been exposed to asbestos should get tested to determine if they have developed any diseases such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. But the invasive procedure may cause some to put off going to the doctor.
A number of students at a Merced County, California high school were exposed to the potentially harmful material asbestos and school officials did not urgently act on the matter - in fact, they took their time.
Our previous post raised the concern over the lesser-known hazardous mineral erionite. A mineral present in several states across the U.S., erionite is thought to have some connection to the lung disease known as mesothelioma.
In the previous post, we saw how exposure to asbestos can lead to a disease known as mesothelioma. But recently concern has been raised over another mineral that may also cause mesothelioma: erionite.
A healthy individual can contract a disease after being exposed to a dangerous material. One particularly dangerous material is asbestos. There are a number of different severe and fatal illnesses such as cancer and mesothelioma that can result from asbestos exposure.