What is the EPA risk evaluation for asbestos?

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2022 | Asbestos Exposure & Claims

Are you getting ready to file a claim for asbestos or mesothelioma? If you live in the state of Ohio, there are a few new details you need to be aware of. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently issued a new draft scope of their official risk evaluation for asbestos. This study is worth looking into.

What is the point of this study?

Filing asbestos and mesothelioma claims in the state of Ohio may have just gotten a good deal easier. This is due to the recent EPA study, the ongoing details of which are now being published.

The study is part 2 of a study that evaluates exposure. Its point is to pinpoint the total level of risk that the average citizen may be at. So far, Part 2 of the study has been published. The EPA has given notice that more research will be conducted in order to accurately report the risk of exposure to asbestos.

How to determine the level of exposure

Your risk of developing mesothelioma or other asbestos-related conditions may be much higher if you presently work in certain industries. You may also have been treated for certain conditions with talc that may have contained asbestos.

There are also risks to bystanders and consumers to be considered. You may have bought a product that contained high amounts of asbestos without even being aware of it. If this is the case, you have the right to be informed of the risk that you may have run.

Environmental exposure to asbestos will also be covered in the new EPA report. This concerns the subject of accidental exposure from drinking water, groundwater, surface water, and soil. You can contact the EPA via its official website for more details on this study.

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