Government report: Construction trade workers at risk for asbestos exposure
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A report from the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (eLCOSH) discusses the construction trades at risk from exposure to asbestos.
According to a veteran asbestos construction lawyer at the firm, asbestos is a dangerous substance known to cause serious lung diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
The construction trades most at risk from asbestos have been insulators, plumbers and pipefitters, electricians, and sheet metal workers. But any construction worker may be in danger during maintenance, remodeling, or demolition of an old building or road.
Sometimes workers' families are at risk, too, from asbestos taken home on workers' clothes or shoes.
Some asbestos fibers are so small you cannot see them. They are the most dangerous because they can get in your lungs.
Asbestos can cause asbestosis, which scars your lungs and makes it hard to breathe. You can also get lung cancer or mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the chest or stomach. All kinds of asbestos can give you these diseases, including chrysotile asbestos.
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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