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Modern products that contain asbestos

Anyone can encounter asbestos dust and contract severe, life-threatening injuries and illnesses as a result of this contact. As such, you might want to familiarize yourself with the modern products that still incorporate asbestos. This way, you can stay safe when around these products and avoid the potential for contamination.

Workers most at risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses

According to medical doctors and asbestos experts, there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. Even small quantities of this dangerous substance can result in dangerous and fatal cancers. As such, all Pennsylvania workers at risk of making contact with asbestos need to take the necessary safety precautions.

Did you know that Steve McQueen died from mesothelioma?

Most people aren't aware that renowned actor Steve McQueen died of mesothelioma. However, most people do know that he enjoyed cigarettes, alcohol and racing motorcycles. It was in 1978 that the actor started to get sick. Initially, his doctors didn't think much of it and they told the actor to cut back on the drinking and smoking.

Facts you should know about asbestos

Ever since the late 1970s, asbestos use has largely been curbed in the United States. Nevertheless, toxic asbestos continues to be a problem. That's because a lot of old homes, commercial buildings and factories contain asbestos. When construction work needs to be performed on these homes, the asbestos dust can enter the air, and get into the sensitive lungs of workers.

What is silicosis?

Being exposed to silica dust while working can put you at serious risk of developing the life-threatening and debilitating disease called "silicosis." Silicosis happens when the lung tissue is scarred and hardened by crystalline silica particles.

How do you treat asbestosis?

Asbestosis does not have a cure, unfortunately, but doctors have developed a variety of treatment options. These treatments can slow the progression of asbestosis, and prolong the lives of those diagnosed with the condition. The two most common treatment options involve medication and breathing treatments. However, in some cases, doctors may recommend surgery.

On-the-job asbestos risks: What to watch out for

You might think that asbestos injuries are a thing of the past, but businesses are still using asbestos in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States for a variety of industrial applications. Because there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos, Pennsylvania workers need to be on constant alert to avoid inhaling air that contains asbestos dust whenever they are working with particular materials.

Pittsburgh asbestos lawyers ready to help you seek compensation

Most people know about the dangers of asbestos and associated respiratory diseases. Asbestosis and mesothelioma are the most common ailments caused by the fibrous powder, which is still used in materials used a wide variety of industries. Sadly, many workers throughout the United States have suffered the fatal effects of exposure to asbestos-containing materials.

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