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Asbestos, a word no one wants to be associated with

Recently, a town in Quebec voted to change its name because its current name is a word no one in Ohio or anywhere else in the world wants to be associated with any longer. Starting in December, Asbestos, Quebec will be renamed Val-des-Sources, which means valley of the springs. The new name certainly has a more calming feel to it.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority facing asbestos allegations

Ohio was supposed to have been the destination location for an environmental company reportedly hired to remove toxic waste from Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) sites in another state between 2010 and 2016. MTA says it signed a contract with the environmental company, and the terms stipulated the asbestos waste removed from the MTA sites was to be transported to this state. Legal problems have now arisen because a man renting a home with his three children has reported that two large trailers on the property contain asbestos waste. MTA officials have been notified and say the trailers contain the waste that the removal company was supposed to transport out of state. 

Asbestos: School superintendent accused of hiding information

Ohio schools are obligated to provide information, training and equipment to keep faculty, students and visitors to school properties as safe as possible at all times. In a neighboring state, a former school superintendent and other officials are facing felony charges regarding issues pertaining to asbestos and lead. A grand jury has stated that the former superintendent and two others placed students, faculty and other staff members at great risk. 

Asbestos: Friability is a significant factor toward risk

In many Ohio office buildings, schools, churches and even homes, there are hidden dangers lurking that could place people at risk for serious illness and injury. Asbestos is a compilation of microscopic materials that are often contained in building products, such as spray insulation, cabinetry, ceiling tiles and more. There is no known amount of safe exposure to asbestos, but there are certain issues that are thought greatly increase one's risk for injury, one of which is friability. 

Asbestos: School superintendent accused of hiding information

Ohio schools are obligated to provide information, training and equipment to keep faculty, students and visitors to school properties as safe as possible at all times. In a neighboring state, a former school superintendent and other officials are facing felony charges regarding issues pertaining to asbestos and lead. A grand jury has stated that the former superintendent and two others placed students, faculty and other staff members at great risk. 

Are you at risk for asbestos exposure?

There is a lot of charm to living or working in an older building. Decades worth of history can turn what might seem like just another building in Ohio into something all its own. But while they might have a certain appeal, there is a real danger to spending time in them. Asbestos is frequently found in older buildings, and this toxic substance can be released into the air as buildings age and materials begin to break down.

Some businesses still don't take asbestos removal seriously

The construction business is full of dangers that workers can see and feel. However, it is often the unseen dangers that can have the most lasting effects, such as exposure to asbestos. When construction companies here in Ohio and elsewhere fail to take the removal of this toxic material seriously, people can ultimately suffer from serious and deadly health conditions as a result.

The serious implications of long-term asbestos exposure

There are times when Ohio employees who work in certain types of jobs may be exposed to things that can make them seriously ill. Toxic exposure sometimes has immediate detrimental health effects, while asbestos exposure may not result in serious health complications until years or decades later. Those who become ill due to this type of exposure are at a high risk for grave illnesses, including cancer, and they may have legal options available to them.

Does asbestos exposure always lead to mesothelioma?

With everything going on in the world, people here in Ohio and elsewhere may have put other potential health hazards out of their minds, at least temporarily. One of those may be asbestos exposure and whether it could lead to a diagnosis of mesothelioma or some other illness related to this toxic substance. The amount of exposure could correlate to the chances of contracting one of these conditions.

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