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Despite Dangers, Asbestos Still Legal in United States

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For many years, the dangers of asbestos exposure have been known by regulators, as well as the general public. Unfortunately, they have not been enough for the United States to ban manufacturers from using asbestos in their products. The potential risks have been known for decades and the construction, automotive, and shipbuilding industries continue to use products made with asbestos. It is highly used due to its fire-resistant properties and ability to withstand extreme temperatures.

In a post by Linda Reinstein on the Huffington Post, the article discusses how the author’s husband was affected by asbestos exposure and how mesothelioma took his life.

Mesothelioma is just one of the potential dangers presented from asbestos exposure. Even worse is knowing that individuals who develop mesothelioma could have been protected if asbestos was banned. The industry knew of the dangers, but still allows asbestos to be used. It can also take years for the conditions to manifest. This allows time for those who use asbestos to attempt to cover up the dangers.

Asbestos fibers are most dangerous when disturbed, so it is important to make sure if you live or work in an area with asbestos, you are very careful about what you’re doing. If you work in places containing asbestos, you should also be provided safety equipment to help protect you from exposure.

The fact that asbestos is still legal in the United States despite the associated dangers is a scary thought.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, allow our team to help determine the exact cause. Our mesothelioma attorneys at Worthington & Caron are committed to helping patients seek the justice they deserve. Asbestos should be banned from use. This can help prevent others from suffering the effects of exposure. Call today to discuss your options and learn what our firm can do to help you during this difficult time.