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For your safety, choose the right asbestos removal company

Ohio residents usually have a number of service providers to choose from when they need something done. In some cases, the choice may only come down to price, but in other cases, they need to make sure they focus on quality and qualifications in order to avoid more problems. One area in which they may want to go with the latter choice is when it comes to asbestos removal.

Ohio workers in numerous industries suffer due to asbestos

Ohio has a wide and diverse number of industries, such as construction workers, steel workers, auto workers, brick layers, plumbers, electricians and railroad workers just to name a few. Many of them are hard workers who are just taking care of themselves and their families. They never expected that working in their chosen industry would cause them to suffer harm due to exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos could be lurking in Ohio's older school buildings

School districts across the country, including here in Ohio, still use buildings constructed with materials that could contain questionable substances. For instance, asbestos could be present in many of those buildings. As long as those materials are not disturbed, they are presumed safe. However, when there are cracks, holes or other damage to them, they could become dangerous to students, teachers and staff at the school in question.

Bill could affect compensation for asbestos exposure victims

A bill that would negatively affect the compensation that asbestos victims receive is currently being considered by Congress despite a recent study showing that annual asbestos related deaths are higher than previous estimates. Ohio victims of asbestos exposure likely understand how important legal recourse can be when fighting illnesses related to that exposure. Any delay could prolong a victim's suffering, which compensation from asbestos trusts is meant to address.

Is asbestos exposure really that serious?

Asbestos' effectiveness as a fire retardant led it to become a commonly used insulation product in many homes and other buildings in the United States. However, it was not until people began to grow ill from continued exposure that consumers learned of its deadly side effects. Although people in Ohio are now mostly protected from asbestos exposure in newer buildings, there is still a surprising amount of risk in certain areas that can lead to mesothelioma or other serious illnesses. 

Victory for teenage victims of asbestos exposure

Gaining work experience and training for future employment can prove invaluable for high school students in Ohio, and, as a result, many students take advantage of programs that offer these benefits. Sadly, not all programs have participants' best interests in mind. A former nonprofit organization was recently slammed with hefty fines by a judge for intentional asbestos exposure.

Asbestos exposure causes hundreds of deaths in small town

Criticism of the Environmental Protection Agency resulted in a delay in an important study on the risks of asbestos exposure. W.R. Grace & Company believes that the threshold where asbestos exposure poses a hazard to humans that was set by the EPA is too low. However, asbestos exposure from a W.R. Grace mine may have led to hundreds of deaths and even more injuries. Families of victims in Ohio may already be familiar with the impact that this can have on a community.

Asbestos exposure can lead to cancer

Asbestos is a major concern for numerous Ohio residents. In a previous post, we discussed both the dangers of asbestos exposure and those individuals who may be most affected by it. In this article, we will go into further detail about the form of cancer that is typically associated with exposure to asbestos and what options are available for treatment and compensation.

Asbestos exposure a reason for concern for Ohio women

When many women think about cancer, their first thought is generally breast cancer. While breast cancer is certainly a valid concern and the cause of death for numerous women every year, lung cancer is in fact responsible for killing more Americans than any other cancer. Lung cancer causes are most often attributed to smoking or second-hand smoke, but Ohio patients found to have lung cancer should consider other causes, such as asbestos exposure.

Former employees sue famous arena over asbestos exposure

The famed Nassau Coliseum on New York's Long Island will soon be losing its only tenant. The New York Islanders of the National Hockey League recently announced that they will be moving to the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn after their lease expires in 2015.

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