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Ways to prevent mesothelioma at home

Families are often devastated upon learning that their loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma disease. As it has been proven that mesothelioma can be developed as a result of asbestos exposure, families at home may want to implement the following safety procedures to protect themselves from this fatal disease.

If renting an apartment unit, try to find out when the building was constructed. Buildings and homes that were made several decades ago likely have been built using asbestos-laden materials due to its fireproof properties. Families who suspect that their home contains asbestos materials should prevent the material from getting damaged to avoid dusts from the asbestos contaminating the air. Old floor tiles that contain asbestos, for example, should not be scratched by frequently moving furniture inside the house. For those who are unsure if their home contains asbestos, there are professionals who are trained to detect asbestos. Individuals who have loved ones whose workplaces are confirmed to have asbestos should clean themselves first and change clothes before going home to prevent bringing home asbestos.

For families who want to know more about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos exposure at home, simply fill out the contact form at the top of this page to get in touch with a legal counsel.

Project manager accused of asbestos violation in Illinois

A demolition project manager from Sherman, Illinois was recently accused of negligence for how he handled an asbestos removal job on a project he facilitated in Springfield, a report of Great Lake Echo stated on June 20.

Midwest Demolition and Scraps Inc. manager Joseph Chernis IV was charged with hiring an unqualified staff to remove the asbestos-laden pipes at a vacant Cargill/Pillsbury facility in 2014 and 2015. Asbestos dust reportedly went airborne as the unqualified staff wrongfully removed and dumped debris containing asbestos. The asbestos-laden debris was placed in garbage bags and two uncovered containers. Chernis, who was held in contempt of the court for falsifying his statements in court, may face harsh penalties that could include imprisonment and hefty fines.

Asbestos is a toxic material that is associated with fatal respiratory illnesses when accidentally inhaled. If you want to know more about the risks of asbestos exposure in the workplace, simply fill out the contact form on the top of this page today.

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