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Toxicology studies show concern similar to asbestos exposure

South Carolina residents, especially those who work in factories, old school buildings or other potential areas of risk, may be concerned about certain health-related symptoms they suspect may be related to their jobs. For instance, those who know they have endured asbestos exposure may be especially worried about various respiratory illnesses or cancers associated with such circumstances. Although there are currently strict regulations regarding asbestos removal, recent news suggests there are actually newer products that pose as much of a risk to human health as asbestos.

Support resources available for asbestos litigation situations

You may be one of many South Carolina residents who have suffered adverse health effects related to your job. Perhaps you were injured in an on-the-job accident and had to take time off work to recover. Then again, your situation may be much more permanent, such as those who have suffered an incurable disease or serious respiratory illness related to asbestos. Such situations often lead to asbestos litigation, which can be stressful and complicated if you try to go it alone in court.

Mesothelioma one of many dangers associated with asbestos

Even though laws exist nowadays to greatly restrict the use of asbestos, the dangers and potential risks associated with the product remain present throughout South Carolina and the rest of the nation. Certain locations, such as old schools, libraries, factories and other buildings, are high-risk asbestos areas. Then again, there are hazards associated with newer products as well, such as cosmetics and many children's toys on the market today. The greatest danger known to be related to asbestos exposure is mesothelioma, an incurable cancer.

Company trying to recoup settlement money in asbestos litigation

In South Carolina and elsewhere some individuals are battling illnesses and incurable respiratory diseases associated with exposure to asbestos. Not only are construction workers, factory workers and other industrial employees at high risk for such injuries, people who live in or near various types of structures or businesses may also be in danger of contracting asbestos-related illnesses. Ongoing asbestos litigation in another state involves one company that is suing its insurance company to recoup millions of dollars it was forced to pay out in a settlement.

Are Cornell students at risk for asbestos exposure?

Many South Carolina college campuses have buildings that contain asbestos. The dangers associated with asbestos exposure are well-known. A university in another state, however, claims its students, faculty and visitors have no reason for concern even though there are active asbestos abatement projects happening at the school.

Textured paint may create asbestos exposure risk

Many South Carolina dwellings contain health hazards due to types of paint or other products used to decorate. In fact, some homes that contain paint from the 1980s, or earlier, place residents and visitors at risk for asbestos exposure. This can pose a complicated legal situation if residents of an apartment or other complex rent their homes, then contract asbestos-related illnesses because of paint or other materials used in the buildings.

Widow of mesothelioma victim says asbestos joke is not funny

In South Carolina and across the country, cancer has sadly taken its toll on many families. A particular advertisement for Snickers candy bars on the back cover of Sports Illustrated, meant to be humorous, has made the widow of a man who died from cancer very angry. That's because the advertisement is a spoof about asbestos exposure. The woman's husband died from mesothelioma, an incurable disease caused solely by exposure to asbestos.

Lawmakers in another state say change needed re asbestos exposure

Demolition often creates dangerous situations regarding possible health risks involved with certain projects, especially for those workers involved in tearing down old buildings. In one state, there are approximately 40,000 dilapidated structures awaiting the wrecking ball in a particular city. Whether in South Carolina or elsewhere, such jobs often place workers at great risk for asbestos exposure, which can result in respiratory infections or even a fatal disease.

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