Despite decline in asbestos manufacturing, danger persists for asbestos
cancers and asbestosis.
All across America, men and woman are being diagnosed with illnesses from asbestos, despite the
fact that the use of asbestos in
manufacturing had declined dramatically. Most people are surprised to learn
that cancers from asbestos can take
decades to develop in the people who were exposed to the carcinogen.
The federal government has identified 28 former asbestos manufacturing sites
as priority locations for community-wide evaluations of asbestos disease because
these sites received approximately 80 percent of the asbestos in Libby from 1964
through 1990. EPA estimates that 30 million homes have vermiculite asbestos
attic insulation made at processing
plants all across the country.
The danger is no less palpable in Britain, where 4,000 people die yearly from
mesothelioma – the terminal asbestos-related
cancer of the lung lining that takes decades to manifest – and other
asbestos-related lung cancers, a recent article reported in the
The same article points out that despite the fact that all forms of the
mineral are now banned in Britain, it will continue to kill for many years to
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
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