In between March 1952 to May 1956, 13 billion Kent cigarettes were consumed by American smokers. This might not seem out of the ordinary, until it is revealed that those 13 billion cigarettes contained deadly asbestos fibers within their filters.
Have you read our latest article on the so-called FACT Act? The bill was first introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives back in 2014, passed the House and was stalled in the U.S. Senate. It has made a return to the current session of Congress, and continues to threaten justice to exposure victims.
If you are a part of a union, you might already be aware of asbestos exposure on the job. Unions have been aware of occupational asbestos exposure at the workplace, and many have made significant efforts to keep their workers safe.
Boiler and furnace makers are just some of the workers at risk for developing illnesses like asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. But why?