August 2019 Archives

Revisiting the History of Asbestos

Thirty years ago this past month – specifically July 12, 1989 –the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned most products that contained asbestos. Initially, it was a product introduced as innovative for its durability and fire resistance. It’s use gained prominence in construction materials, pipes, fertilizer and car parts throughout the 1900s and peaked in the 1970s.

What are the signs and symptoms of mesothelioma?

If you or someone in your family are presently a factory worker or have been employed in a manufacturing industry in the past, you may be among those in Illinois and throughout the country who are at risk for certain injuries. Many blue-collar jobs, including those that involve shipyards, railroads, automotive construction or repair, as well as public service work such as fire-fighting, are high-risk positions for asbestos-related injuries.

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