Health Effects from Overexposure to Asbestos, Gases, and Vapors
Below is information from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Mine Safety and Health Administration on the health effects from exposure to asbestos, gases and vapors.
The body can absorb toxic gas or vapor directly into the bloodstream from the inhaled air. Inhalation is the major route of absorption for the majority of hazardous airborne contaminants.
Other routes of absorption are through the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes. Gases and vapors are rarely absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract.
Systemic reactions may involve liver and kidney failure, central nervous system disorders, nausea, headache, or weakness.
From shipfitters, pipefitters and demolition workers, to those toiling on railroads and in construction, Weitz & Luxenberg has many clients whose needless and entirely avoidable exposure to asbestos ultimately led to them developing asbestos-related diseases.
Weitz & Luxenberg is a leading plaintiffs' law firm that has represented people affected by mesothelioma for over 20 years. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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