If your loved one is one of many in Illinois who have been concerned about lingering, adverse health symptoms, it likely means that your family has been feeling a bit stressed. There are many reasons why it's important to seek medical attention if you or a family member isn't feeling well but can't quite figure out why. One of the most important reasons is that symptoms might be due to a serious, underlying health issue.
The presence of asbestos was once commonplace in construction, shipbuilding and automotive industries, a practice that continued into the 1970’s. Up until the 1990’s, home insulation and building materials believed to be safe contained asbestos. Today, deadly fibers are still released into the air when materials are disturbed despite efforts to curtail the risk of exposure.
For a government entity that boasts its commitment to protection, the Environmental Protection Agency seems to be falling short in shielding the public from the continuing, deadly effects of asbestos exposure.
Almost everyone has heard of Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder. But did you know it might be giving you cancer?
The federal government recently denied a petition calling for increased reporting on asbestos imports. In the petition, environmental groups asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require asbestos importers and manufacturers to publicly report all asbestos-related activities.
What if you were able to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars from a trust fund that has already been set up? For some victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, this might be a reality.
If you work construction, you are already aware of the common dangers you face every day. Falling from heights, objects striking you and electrocution are just a few of the hazards you try to avoid. However, you may not consider that cancer is also a serious possibility for construction workers.
Benzene is a colorless liquid chemical that is described as having a sweet smell. However, it is one of the most dangerous and most prevalent chemicals on earth.
Being one of the most polluted states, Illinois sees a high number of fatalities from diseases linked to asbestos exposure. In fact, it comes in seventh in a list of the 15 worst states. These states saw a combined total of over 100,000 asbestos-related deaths between 1999 and 2013. The following is a brief summary of that list.
Exposure to asbestos, especially to high amounts of it over a long period of time, can result in certain malign diseases. The most frequent are discussed below so that workers in Illinois are aware of the risks. Asbestos is, after all, the single largest cause of occupational cancers to date in the U.S.