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The Dangers of Asbestos and Mesothelioma

by Staff Blogger | October 14th, 2014

While advancements in technology have helped create a variety of innovative construction and manufacturing materials, some of the products can be harmful to humans.

Take asbestos as an example. While this material is extremely durable and capable of conducting heat and electricity while being fire and chemical resistant, exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to the development of mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer of the lungs and membranes in the abdomen that has no cure. Exposure to asbestos is also the only known cause. Despite these risks, Asbestos is still found in many structures we use today.

This problem is highlighted in an article from the Dothan Eagle that discusses how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has alleged a condemned Alabama apartment complex may still contain asbestos that could put workers at risk of harm.

Officials say the site contains “friable” material that could still contain asbestos. But the contractor who removed most of the material stated he determined it was non-friable. The owner of the property has stated the site is free of danger.

The Birmingham personal injury attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers are aware of the harm exposure to asbestos can cause and are here to help you if you’ve developed mesothelioma. Call (888) 318-4245 today to learn how we can assist you.