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Asbestos found during renovation project at New York fire station

Asbestos was found at a New York fire station while it was undergoing a renovation project when an air quality test was done on the building.

The firefighters at the fire station No. 3 in Lackwanna, New York ordered the test to be done when a large amount of dust was found. Firefighters then received a note that they should avoid the second floor of the fire station because a lab report on the dust found signs of asbestos.

Officials then determined that just avoiding the floor would not be enough and the station was vacated so that the asbestos can be removed properly. Asbestos particles are the primary cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive lung cancer that develops after asbestos particles are inhaled and lodged in the lung.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and have developed mesothelioma as a result, contact us for more information or visit our web site today at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org today.

Early diagnosis may increase life expectancy of mesothelioma patients

Professionals in the medical field that focus on treating mesothelioma have been stressing the fact that early diagnosis of mesothelioma can lead to a longer life expectancy because it is beneficial for the treatment of the rare lung cancer to begin before the cancer has spread too far.

The primary and almost exclusive cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. The reason that it is usually diagnosed so late is because there is a long latency period between when the asbestos is inhaled and when mesothelioma develops.

The most common treatment for mesothelioma is chemptherapy and other drugs, but the current life expectancy after the diagnosis is four to 18 months. Even though there is no cure for mesothelioma, an early prognosis can help lengthen the life of a patient.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, contact us or visit us at our web site for more information http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Inmates cite asbestos in South Carolina prison

Jail inmates in a South Carolina prison file a lawsuit in a federal court citing substandard living conditions including asbestos findings in the floor tiles of the detention facility.

The 11 inmates who filed the suit also state that there is mold, low quality of food, lack of emergency call systems in the jail cells. Most of the inmates who filed the suit are being help for failure to pay child support.

Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health issues such as a rare and aggressive lung cancer, mesothelioma. Mesothelioma can remain dormant for up to 50 years before symptoms are noticed.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, contact us or visit us at our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Asbestos Removal Planned for New York School

A $273,000 renovation has begun on a high school in Kingston, New York, and one of the main requirements of the project is the removal of potentially hazardous asbestos from the school.

Before the Kingston High School auditorium renovations can begin, school officials have charged the Meyer Contracting Corp with the abatement of asbestos to help prevent the spread of harmful asbestos fibers during the demolition and renovation of the building.

Exposure to asbestos has been directly linked to the development of mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer that affects the inner lining of the lungs and other organs. If you or someone you love has been affected by mesothelioma, visit us at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

EPA Takes Soil Samples for Asbestos

Earlier this week, EPA workers took 30 soil samples from a woman’s lawn in Spokane, Washington. The EPA is checking for asbestos in the soil that may be left over from an asbestos insulation factory that was once operated there.

Similar samples were taken in 2000 and 2001, but testing has come a long way since then. Now the EPA is trying to make sure the the operators of the factory, the same company that operated an asbestos mine in Montana, did not expose the residents of Spokane to deadly asbestos.

If you would like to know more about asbestos, you can contact us at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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