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Two Seattle companies shut down over asbestos violation

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) recently de-certified two asbestos extraction companies and ordered them to pay $379,100 for negligence in disposing of the dangerous material on a demolition site, an article on komonews.com reported November 10.

L&I alleged that at least 19 counts of serious and willful violations were committed by Partners Construction and Asbestos Construction Management (ACM) on a demolition job at 3924 Linden Ave. North. The two related companies were said to have compromised the safety of their workers and the public. Piles of debris with asbestos were reportedly left at the demolition site where an apartment complex was slated to be built. One resident in the area said he is especially concerned about the exposure because he has had an asbestos scare in his past and knows how dangerous the material can be.

Fatal health risks that affect the respiratory system may occur in people who are exposed to asbestos fibers. If you develop such an illness related to asbestos, enlisting a lawyer is important, especially if you believe that negligent parties are liable for your asbestos exposure. To learn more about the health hazards associated with asbestos and how you may possibly get treatment funds, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today.

Cosmetic products made from talc may contain asbestos

An October 31 article on seattlepi.com reported that researchers found people to be at risk of suffering from asbestos-related health condition by using cosmetic products with talcum powder.

Research done by three scientists in their respective laboratories discovered that some well-known cosmetic products made from talcum powder may contain hazardous asbestos dust. The study revealed that the asbestos found in talc mining sites are the same as those found in talcum cosmetic products. Asbestos dust, according to the study, may linger in the air after the product is applied which may then can be inhaled and settle in the lungs where cancers like mesothelioma could develop. The FDA does not regulate the ingredients of cosmetics.

People unfortunately may develop mesothelioma from accidentally inhaling hazardous asbestos dust. If you believe this has happened to you, working with a skilled legal team is important in order for you to further understand your condition and how you may possibly get financial help. Feel free to reach our lawyers today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page.

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