Understanding Exposure and Health Risks Associated with Asbestos in Products, Schools and Buildings
There is growing awareness about the health risk asssociated with exposure to asbestos in the United States.
Asbestos is now a known carcinogen that can cause fatal diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.
It can also cause chronic ailments that can be life-threatening, including asbestosis.
Due to these health dangers, asbestos is no longer produced in the U.S.
America's consumption of asbestos peaked in 1973 at 885,000 tons.
Current estimates are that approximately 3,000 tons per year of asbestos are imported for use in making goods such as roofing products, coatings, packing and gaskets, and friction products, with additional quantities of asbestos contained in manufactured goods that are imported into the U.S.
In addition, the vast majority of asbestos products that were produced and installed in the past are still present in U.S. buildings today.
The dangers of asbestos are all too familiar to the mesothelioma attorneys in the Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Asbestos Litigation unit.
We are 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 or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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