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The Link Between Union Work & Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure is not restricted to a specific age, gender, class, or occupation: This toxic and carcinogenic mineral has affected millions of Americans from every area of the country, due to its unchecked use in building construction prior to 1979. However, an increasing body of evidence shows some occupations are exposed to asbestos more frequently than others. Between the years of 1940 and...

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How Does Someone Actually Sustain Harm By Asbestos

How Does Someone Actually Sustain Harm By Asbestos

We’ve discussed the various effects and symptoms of conditions commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. However, we also want to clarify a common misconception about asbestos exposure so individuals are aware of rights they have. Before we continue, it’s important to know that asbestos exposure has to be direct. It can’t be something that’s in the walls, never disturbed, and then the homeowner...

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In the Wake of 9/11, Asbestos Claims Even More Lives

In addition to the horrors endured by the brave first responders and victims at ground zero, 9/11 may result in even more deaths as time goes on. Reports indicate more than 2,000 people have now died from 9/11-related diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma, as a direct result of widespread chemical exposure during and after the attack. In comparison, the number of total fatalities at ground...

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