Asbestos was a substance used heavily within all branches of the United States military. Whether soldiers were enlisted in the Navy, Army, or Marines, there is a high chance that they might have been exposed during their time of service. Today, many veterans are compensated for asbestos-related diseases that remained hidden within their bodies for ten to fifty years.
Did you know that 30% of mesothelioma patients are military veterans who were exposed to asbestos during their time of service? Asbestos was used extensively within all branches of the U.S. military. Find out more in this infographic:
This Memorial Day, we would like to take some time to recognize all of our United States veterans and the dangerous situations they have all been through. Every branch of the military fought under tough conditions - on land, sea, and as well as in the air. Memorial Day gives us the chance to acknowledge all of the soldiers that gave their lives for our country.
Did you know that three out of ten mesothelioma victims in the United States are military veterans? Memorial Day is quickly approaching on May 26, and we thought it would be the perfect time to spread awareness of the exposure that occurred to our veterans.
Out of all the branches within the United States military, it is Navy veterans that have been most affected by asbestos exposure during service. Naval ships were built with asbestos materials that soldiers and seamen were constantly exposed to.
After a 221-199 vote to pass The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act within the House of Representatives in November, the Senate's version of the bill has just been released last week.
An asbestos trial can be a beautiful thing: after years--and sometimes decades--of a defendant exposing a worker to a deadly substance that shortens lives and destroys families, they would finally be held responsible for their dishonest actions.
There is no doubt that asbestos exposure took place at the workplace of many American citizens. Auto mechanics, construction workers, and firefighters have all been at high risk of coming into contact with the substance in the past, and present day electricians are also at risk for asbestos-related diseases caused by exposure on the job.
Do you worry about your child being exposed to asbestos at school? Depending on when their school building was constructed, there is a chance that they are at risk for asbestos exposure, which could lead to fatal diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma.