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PIRG calls for a complete ban on asbestos in the U.S.

The United States Public Interest Group (U.S. PIRG), a national nonprofit organization focused on effectuating change in Washington, D.C., announced their efforts to convince lawmakers to support a bill that would finally fully ban the use of asbestos in the U.S. They...

What is secondary exposure to asbestos exposure?

Prolonged exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a chronic lung disease that results in lung tissue scarring, and other diseases. Most people suffering from mesothelioma acquired it on the job before regulations on the use of asbestos were put in place. However,...

Why was asbestos used in the first place?

For all of the suffering asbestos has inflicted on the public, it's natural to wonder why it was ever used in the first place. A brief look at the history of the substance reveals not only its useful properties but also the negligence surrounding its use that has...

Has your family faced secondary asbestos exposure?

For years you went to work each day to earn enough to provide for your family. Yet, if you were exposed to asbestos at work, you may have also caused your family irreparable harm. You might have brought asbestos home Nowadays, employers are obliged to ensure...

Is asbestos still used?

At this point, it is well known that asbestos causes cancer, specifically mesothelioma. Not only is asbestos dangerous for those who work around it, it is also possible for people who work at asbestos-contaminated workplaces to bring home particles of the substance to...

Understanding the risks of asbestos exposure

The likelihood of asbestos exposure varies depending on people's trade and the kinds of responsibilities they are in charge of when they go to work each day. Workers in Missouri who understand the risks of asbestos exposure and what signs and symptoms to watch for can...