Libby asbestos toll: One community's ongoing battle with exposure and
Are you a Libby resident affected by asbestos exposure? We may be able to
A recent news story highlighted the ongoing threat of asbestos exposure in Libby, Montana, and featured the stories
of families whose loved ones developed lung cancer and mesothelioma from
working in and around the Libby mine.
A reporter from the Washington Times interviewed sisters who said they
had microscopic asbestos fibers lodged deep in their lungs.
According to the report, their breathing is sometimes choked by plaque building up around the fibers.
They now run the risk of their asbestos related conditions progressing into mesothelioma cancer.
The sisters' town, Libby, population 3,000 along the Kootenai River, is now
known as the deadliest Superfund site in the U.S. history.
Health workers now estimate that over 400 people have died of
asbestos-related illnesses in Libby.
This includes W.R. Grace mine workers and family members who breathed in the
dust they brought home in their clothes, as well those who played as children in
the piles of asbestos dumped by the company behind the community baseball
About 1,500 locals and others who were exposed have chest X-rays revealing
the faint, cloudy shadows of asbestos scarring on their lungs.
How we can help Libby families exposed to
Many companies manufactured asbestos-containing products
without any regard for the public. If you’d like to hold them accountable for
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