Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Asbestos Poisoning

Asbestos was the number one product used for both residential and commercial spaces from the 1930'2 to late 1970's. However, in the 1980's asbestos was banned from production and use. It was found that the material causes asbestosis and mesothelioma, a type of asbestos-caused cancer. The effect of constant asbestos exposure is only evident after 10 to 50 years after rampant exposure. So those exposed decades ago are just only diagnosed. If you still don't know here is a short list of materials that could have asbestos: Cement Pipes,Cement Wallboard,Cement Siding,Asphalt Floor Tile,Vinyl Floor Tile,Vinyl Sheet Flooring, Flooring Backing, Construction Mastics (floor, tile, carpet, ceiling tile, etc.), Acoustical Plaster, Decorative Plaster,Textured Paints and Coatings and many more. Always look at the component of a material you wish to install in your house. Although banned, asbestos in houses and other old constructions are still evident.

The worst effect of asbestos is mesothelioma. It is a type of cancer from asbestos exposure. It's one type of cancer that is quite hard to treat for early symptoms are hard to detect. Once diagnosed, treatment is fairly hard to come by and the patient more often that not, dies in a year. If you are afflicted with mesothelioma or know someone who is then you need a Mesothelioma Lawyer to help you cope with the legalities and aid you seek for financial compensation. Check it our for more information on possible treatments and more detailed information about the disease.


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