A federal appeals court has reinstated the case of Carl Brasmer, who passed away from mesothelioma during his fight for justice. Mr. Brasmer served in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1973, working as an assistant crew chief and crew chief. He was responsible for maintaining and repairing F-4E Phantom jets.
If you are a worker at risk for asbestos exposure on the job, taking aspirin might help to prevent mesothelioma from developing within your body. Researchers recently revealed that the over-the-counter medication inhibits inflammation that occurs before mesothelioma fully forms.
We often hear about workers being exposed to asbestos on the job, but did you know that students face exposure at school, as well? Until the 1970s, nearly every school in the United States was constructed with asbestos-containing products.
Asbestos, a naturally-occurring mineral that is known to cause life-threatening diseases, is currently present in the thirty-four schools that make up the Hayward Unified School District in California. The presence of the substance puts 20,878 students at risk for exposure.
In Pensacola, Florida, a robot is being used to remove asbestos from the former Pensacola News Journal building before it is demolished. While the robot takes just as much time and money as manually removing the asbestos, it is both more environmentally friendly and safer for workers involved with the demolition.
With the recent finding of asbestos in four brands of children's crayons and two different toy crime lab kits, we thought this might be a perfect time to reflect on some more products that have been made with asbestos in the past.
Several brands of children's crayons and toy fingerprint test kits have been found to contain asbestos. The real tragedy is that none of these products have been recalled from store shelves or online retailers.
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Although exposure to asbestos may have taken place years or decades ago, United States veterans are still being diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma, today.
The dangers of asbestos exposure have been known for decades, yet workers were continually exposed to dangerous fibers during their time on the job during the 20th century. In the case of shipbuilders in the United States, the risk for an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma, is extremely high, due to the amount of exposure they experienced at work.