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These products may carry risk for asbestos exposure

Tiny particles that can get into people's lungs exist in many products and work environments. South Carolina readers may recall various laws enacted between 1973 and 1989 that banned certain products containing asbestos. The problem is that, some time later, many of those bans were overturned. Asbestos exposure remains problematic in many places, causing some people to suffer serious illnesses.

How to explore litigation options regarding asbestos exposure

When you hear the word "natural" with regard to minerals and things, it usually evokes images of good health. However, there are some natural minerals that are known to be extremely dangerous if a person is repeatedly exposed to them, such as asbestos. Asbestos is actually more than one naturally occurring mineral, known to be fire retardant, durable at high temperatures and chemical resistant. South Carolina workers suffering from asbestos exposure can tell you that it's anything but healthy.

Are you concerned for your health because of asbestos exposure?

There are many employment situations in South Carolina that are hazardous to human health. For instance, janitors often use cleaning supplies that contain dangerous chemicals that are potentially hazardous to their health. Some workers repeatedly undergo asbestos exposure, which can wind up causing serious health problems, the symptoms of which may not show up for years.

Airport workers told to get tested for possible asbestos exposure

Those who work in South Carolina airports know that it's not uncommon for construction projects to take place at such locations. Ongoing construction projects pose certain safety risks to airport employees, construction workers themselves, and any passenger or visitor passing through an airport as well. In another state, concerns have been raised regarding construction that took place at a particular airport last year; many workers now fear they suffered asbestos exposure.

Are you worried that asbestos exposure has caused your illness?

If you have worked as an engineer, auto mechanic, electrician, HVAC  mechanic or carpenter, you may have something in common with others in related South Carolina industries. At some point in your career, you may have been subjected to asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous materials that has caused serious health problems in a great number of people.

Living in the era of the third wave of asbestos exposure

Think asbestos exposure is a thing of the past? Think again. It may seem like common sense — this material is extremely dangerous, we know this material is linked to various forms of extremely deadly cancers — so why is asbestos exposure still an issue?

Understanding Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma is a particularly aggressive and deadly form of cancer. It attacks the surface layers of the lungs, stomach, and other internal organs. Approximately 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States every year. Every single one of these cases is caused by the same risk factor: exposure to asbestos.

Who Was Responsible For Your Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos exposure decades ago can lead to a mesothelioma diagnosis today. Although some people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma may immediately know where their exposure occurred, others may not. In some cases, 40 or 50 years may have passed between the time of exposure and the diagnosis. 

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