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Private school fined for asbestos violations

The Environmental Protection Agency has fined a private school in New Hampshire after failing to meet the requirements set by the agency when dealing with asbestos management.

According to the EPA, the case stems from 2008 when it was found that the school failed to notify the school community that there was asbestos in two of the buildings. The Monadnock Waldorf School has paid $3,096 fine and there is still over $7,000 that still needs to be paid for.

There has been some asbestos removal done in the past, but the toxic material remains in some of their buildings. The school was charged with Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, which states that administrators need to conduct regular inspections and notify school workers and parents annually on the status of asbestos.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you would like to learn more about the health hazards associated with it, contact us or visit or web site for more information http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Asbestos halts Florida construction project

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.

Grim Report Linking Carpenters and Mesothelioma Comes Out of UK

According to a report released by Cancer Research UK and the British Health and Safety Executive, an astounding 1 in 17 UK carpenters born in the 1940s are expected to die of mesothelioma, the cancer caused by asbestos exposure.  Additionally, plumbers, electricians, and decorators from the same demographics have a 1 in 50 chance of developing life-threatening mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer, and although there are other ways to get it, approximately 90% of mesothelioma cases stem from asbestos exposure.

While these sobering statistics are true only in Britain, they serve to underscore the danger of frequent asbestos exposure and the emphasize the dangers faced by anyone who handled it in a professional setting.

If you or someone you love has experienced health issues as a result of exposure to asbestos, contact us or visit www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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