Asbestos

Dangerous Levels of Asbestos Found in Children’s Toys

by Staff Blogger | July 28th, 2015

Exposure to asbestos is linked to a deadly form of cancer called mesothelioma. As many as 25 million Americans were exposed to Asbestos between 1940 and 1970. Many citizens are still exposed to the substance today, as few laws regulate the use of asbestos.

The latest risk of exposure comes from children’s toys. According to Asbestos Nation, researchers found asbestos fibers in crayons and crime scene toys manufactured in China. Environmental Working Group, a safety watchdog group, purchased and tested the toys between February and May through three nationwide retailers.

Of the 28 types of crayons that were tested, four were found to contain asbestos. Researchers also showed that two of the 21 fingerprint kits contained asbestos as well. As many as one million fibers of toxic asbestos were found in each of the positive tests.

If you or a loved one are suffering from mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. The Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers can help you to answer any legal questions you may have regarding these rights. Feel free to give us a call anytime at (800) 477-7510.

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.