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Places where the risk of asbestos exposure may be serious

On a day-to-day basis, the risk of coming into contact with asbestos may not even register on a person's radar. Realistically speaking, many people will never have to worry about asbestos or the devastating consequences of toxic exposure. However, there are plenty of people who do worry about asbestos because of where they live or work. 

Whether you think about the risks or not, you should understand the fact that asbestos continues to be found in products and places people use or come into contact with on a regular basis. Knowing where you may come into contact with these products may be an effective way to keep yourself safe.

North Carolina residents: be aware of summer asbestos hazards

Summer is the perfect time to take vacations with the family, spend time with friends at a backyard barbecue and just generally relax. However, there are still risks of getting seriously injured or sick during these months and it can be crucial to be aware of them.

One very real threat to people's safety is exposure to asbestos. During the summer, there are a number of season-specific events and conditions that may involve asbestos and the potential for people to breathe in the toxic fibers.

North Carolina parents beware: asbestos found in kids' product

Parents will often go to great lengths to keep their kids safe. They put helmets and knee pads on kids who go skateboarding, check for worrisome ingredients in their food and install apps on a teen driver's phone to prevent texting and driving.

Unfortunately, many moms and dads may unknowingly be giving their kids a potentially harmful product to play with and it may be one of the most common products young children use: crayons.

Why do so many Navy veterans develop mesothelioma?

In several blogs and articles on our website, we discuss the fact that members of the military -- particularly those who served in the Navy -- are disproportionately affected by illnesses caused by asbestos exposure.

In one article titled, "Naval asbestos causing illnesses even decades after exposure," we note that nearly one-third of people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma are veterans of the military; a significant number of these veterans served in the Navy. This leads many people to wonder why there is such a strong link between the Navy and asbestos exposure. 

Could an aspirin a day keep mesothelioma away?

Mesothelioma is a truly devastating illness that affects many of the millions of people who have been exposed to asbestos. Despite the extensive research and testing that has taken place over the years, there is still no cure for mesothelioma.

However, ongoing research has resulted in the identification of treatments that can ease the symptoms of mesothelioma and extend the lives of people who suffer from the serious condition. One such treatment option may be found right inside our medicine cabinets.

Ways to keep employees safe from asbestos on the job

Many products we use today still contain asbestos, even though we have known for quite some time that exposure to asbestos can be toxic. Most people would agree that when a product is proven to be hazardous, it probably shouldn't be used anymore, and in many cases this is true.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said when it comes to asbestos in this country. Despite the fact that many countries have banned the use of asbestos in products, the U.S. still allows some products to be made with asbestos. This means that workers will continue to face risks associated with asbestos expousre and that employers must be vigilant when it comes to protecting employees.

Residents near asbestos sites have higher mortality rates

There are certain regions in the U.S. where industrial jobs and mining are among the top fields in which people work. In these areas, workers and their families have been known to be exposed to asbestos at a higher rate than people living and working in different areas.

Sadly, one recent report shows that the problem may even be worse than previously thought. While it has long been known that breathing in asbestos can be deadly, a study using death records and mortality projections in one area found that mortality rates may be as much as 50 percent higher than previously estimated.

Why are asbestos cases so complicated?

Any lawsuit stemming from a serious injury or wrongful death has the potential to be very frustrating. The legal system itself can be much more complicated and slow-moving than people expect and there are many intricacies of the law that people without a legal background can find intimidating and overwhelming.

Cases involving asbestos exposure can be particularly complex and anyone considering filing a claim can be hesitant to do so because of certain factors. However, there are ways to handle, minimize or even avoid some of these factors with the help of an attorney.

Dealing with asbestos before a storm can be crucial

We are officially in the time of year when North Carolina residents must be prepared for serious weather conditions; particularly residents who live close to the coast. Between now and the end of the year, the risk of hurricanes and other severe storms is a very real concern and it is essential that people are prepared.

One way to prepare for the devastating impact of these storms is to remember that not all the damage done can be seen immediately. In some cases, people are exposed to asbestos following a storm and this can take a serious toll on their health that may not show up for 20, 30 or 40 years.

Communication can be a crucial part of healing

These days, people are constantly communicating with each other. We can text, email, call or video chat with a few clicks on our phones. Answers to pretty much any question can be found online; sharing information is as easy as posting a news story on Facebook. The speed with which we can send and receive information is faster than ever.

Unfortunately, communication -- or rather, the lack of communication -- is often to blame for asbestos-related illnesses. Too many people have developed deadly conditions because they were never told about asbestos and information about how to protect against the toxic fiber was not made as available as it should have been. But after being diagnosed with a mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer, it can be crucial to re-focus on communication. 

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