Asbestos-related diseases still a concern in the United States
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Every week across the United States, tradesmen die from asbestos-related diseases.
According to government health experts, workers most at risk of exposure to asbestos and asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer, are those most likely to disturb or damage it — such as plumbers, carpenters and electricians.
“Contrary to what many people believe, the risks are not a thing of the past,” said one heath care professional very recently.
He added, “If you are not 100% certain that there is no asbestos where you are working, then don’t start work. It is not worth the risk."
Asbestos-related diseases on the rise
The Center for Disease Control’s April 24, 2009 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report served as a reminder to some of the deadly and lingering effects of asbestos.
The report, "Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality – United States, 1999-2005," reviewed annual deaths attributable to mesothelioma cancer, a disease caused by asbestos, compared to population, death rates, and asbestos usage.
Cause of death records from the NIOSH’s NORMS database show the number of malignant mesothelioma deaths rose from 2,482 in 1999 to 2,704 in 2005.
A 2004 article from the American Journal of Epidemiology cited by the MMWR report suggests the diagnosis of mesothelioma may peak in 2010.
How we can help workers with asbestos related diseases
Many companies manufactured asbestos-containing products without any regard for the public. If you’d like to hold them accountable for the harm they have caused you or a loved one, please complete the form on this page for a free legal review.
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