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Asbestos Exposure

Because the mineral is highly resistant to fire, heat, and certain chemicals, it was an excellent insulator. As a result, asbestos was widely used in a large number of manufacturing and construction industries, and people working in these industries have been affected. The material is accidentally inhaled or ingested, and the asbestos particles build up in the space between the lining of the lungs, chest, and abdomen. This leads to the formation of cancerous cells.

How Asbestos Harms Your Health

The fact is, people inhale small particles of asbestos in the air frequently. However, this is in small, trivial amounts, typically 0.00001 to 0.0001 fibers per milliliter (fiber/mL). People who are exposed to asbestos in their workplace or homes are at an increased risk for developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers because the fibers are more concentrated when used in products.

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These dense asbestos particles, when inhaled or otherwise ingested, become trapped within the lining of certain organs and stay dormant for years. Over decades, these fibers continue build up and cause inflammation, which lead to the formation of tumors.

Who is at Risk?

Millions of American workers employed in shipbuilding, construction, and other related industries have been exposed to asbestos since the 1940s. Plumbers, electricians, demolition workers, automobile mechanics, firefighters, asbestos-removal employees, drywall removers, and others working with the substance on a daily basis are at risk for developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers. Even those people who associate with or live with people who work with asbestos can develop the condition, as the substance may be carried on hair or skin.

Need More Information?

As a result of recent government regulations and increased public awareness, workers today face a lower asbestos risk of developing the condition. However, given the long latency period between exposure and the formation of cancer, thousands of Americans who were exposed when the material was prevalent are currently being diagnosed. Billions of dollars in asbestos trust funds have been set up to help these people. If you would like information on how to obtain money through these trust funds, please call us. Or follow the link below. We would be happy to assist you.

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