When we go to see movies, many of us appreciate a good action film that has us on the edge of our seats. However, if we knew that the actors in movies or on TV were repeatedly put in danger of getting seriously injured or sick, we might not be so eager to buy a ticket.
Unfortunately, we do not always realize the true dangers that some people face in the entertainment industry. For example, well-known actor Ed Lauter recently passed away from an asbestos-related illness that his family says was the result of working in TV studios where asbestos was present. It may come as a surprise to some people that actors and others in the entertainment industry were put in the position of being exposed to asbestos, but according to Lauter's family, that is exactly what caused the mesothelioma that would ultimately claim Lauter's life.