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Asbestos Safety

Asbestos is a material that was used in many different industries and products before its inherent dangers were made known. Some of its most common uses included insulation, paint bases, construction materials, and adhesives. Buildings built before the substance was widely banned in the 1980s may still contain traces of asbestos in various locations.

Asbestos is harmful because its tiny fibers can be inhaled and permanently lodge themselves inside the lungs and can eventually lead to a deadly cancer called mesothelioma. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the Asbestos and Mesothelioma Help Center is here to aid you in learning more about your legal rights and medical options. Fill out the contact form at the top of the page to get in touch with a representative who will help you during this difficult time.

Staying Safe around Asbestos

After the dangers of asbestos became widely known, laws were put in place to protect the public from exposure to this deadly mineral. Because of these laws, if you are moving into a house or building that has asbestos, the landlord is required to inform you that the substance is present. You might even be required to sign a document stating that you were told of its dangers and its presence. If you are afraid of asbestos exposure, you might want to find another place to live.

You can protect yourself from inhaling asbestos by being careful in buildings that are known to contain it. If asbestos remains intact, it is less likely to release fibers into the air. As such, if you are in a building where asbestos is present, refrain from damaging the walls or floors. Additionally pulling up old carpeting might release asbestos fibers into the air, as it was sometimes used as an adhesive. Proper caution in buildings containing asbestos may decrease your exposure to this material.

Contact Us

Sometimes, exposure to asbestos occurs no matter how careful a person may be. If you have developed mesothelioma, the Asbestos and Mesothelioma Help Center is more than willing to help you learn what your options are. Fill out our contact form to receive compassionate assistance.

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