A construction project that was scheduled to be done by the end of May has been halted after finding asbestos material in dirt and pilings around the area.
A construction crew will be removing the carcinogenic material from the area on May 18. The workers will be required to follow the laws when removing the asbestos and will be wearing protective gear including coveralls, masks and gloves. They will also be wetting the land so that the asbestos will not become airborne.
Once asbestos fibers become airborne they can lodge into the lungs and remain dormant for years. The fibers then can cause a rare and aggressive lung cancer called mesothelioma.
If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and would like to learn about the health issues associated with it, contact us or visit our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.