Asbestos Lung Cancer Risk Has Parents Concerned After Toxic Material Found in Schools
June 16th, 2015|
Asbestos has been used in the manufacturing of construction materials for decades, and many of Alabama’s buildings—including schools— contain its cancer-causing fibers. With asbestos so prevalent in the structures where young Americans learn on a daily basis, many parents have become concerned for their children’s’ health and safety.
Two schools have come under public scrutiny after it was determined materials in the building present an asbestos lung cancer risk. Bay Minette Elementary School was the first to come under fire after the library was determined to contain asbestos. More recently though, the material was found in a school in Huntsville, Alabama.
According to WSFA 12 News, the floor tiles in Martin Luther King Junior Elementary contain asbestos. Officials have stated the risk of developing a disease like mesothelioma is slim, but state that maintenance of the flooring is a considerable factor in preventing asbestos fibers from being released into the air. Officials also stated the tiles will be removed and the air in the building will be purified while children are out on summer break.
Removing and properly disposing of asbestos-laced materials is an important part of preventing citizens from developing cancer. That’s why our Mesothelioma Injury Lawyers are hopeful projects to remove asbestos from buildings in Alabama will be a success.