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Contractors put apartment residents at risk for asbestos exposure

Asbestos is a toxic substance that causes severe ill health effects in humans. However, its deadly nature was not always common knowledge, and it used to be a commonly used substance for insulating buildings. Now that the effects of asbestos exposure are well understood, building owners, construction crews and others must be vigilant in preventing unnecessary risks South Carolina residents.

Firefighters suffered asbestos exposure in training

South Carolina firefighters understand that they may be exposed to a host of dangerous substances during the course of their employment. This exposure, however, usually comes from active fires that firefighters work to contain and eliminate. Few, if any, expect that they will have to deal with unknown asbestos exposure during training.

Asbestos exposure could increase because of EPA's new policy

There is no denying the devastating effect that asbestos has on countless mesothelioma sufferers. South Carolina victims of asbestos exposure often deal with serious and debilitating health effects even before they develop the deadly cancer. Now, new limited analysis at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will put even more individuals at risk for asbestos exposure and subsequent illness.

USDA workers worried about asbestos exposure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is charged with keeping the country's food supply safe, but some employees say they are the ones facing health risks. The current USDA headquarters is undergoing a renovation and making some workers worried. Many claim that the renovations are putting them at risk for asbestos exposure.

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