Asbestos Exposure to Power Plant Workers

May 27, 2022 By Vogelzang Law Webmaster

We’re all familiar with the dangers of asbestos exposure, but power plant workers are especially at risk. Asbestos is a common material used in power plants, and it can be found in many different parts of the facility. Even if workers aren’t directly handling asbestos, they may still be exposed to it through other means.…

Asbestos Exposure in Roofing Felts

May 27, 2022 By Vogelzang Law Webmaster

Asbestos roofing felts were first used in the late 1800s. At that time, asbestos was the material of choice because it was strong yet lightweight, heat resistant, and fireproof. As a result, asbestos was used in a variety of products, including roofing materials. Learn more about asbestos roofing felts and your legal rights if you…

Asbestos Exposure in Flooring

May 27, 2022 By Vogelzang Law Webmaster

Asbestos flooring is a type of flooring that contains asbestos fibers. These asbestos fibers can be released into the air when the flooring is disturbed, and people can breathe in these asbestos fibers. Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems, including mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. If you or someone you know has…

Asbestos Exposure in Cement Pipe

May 27, 2022 By Vogelzang Law Webmaster

Asbestos-cement pipes were often used in the mid-1900s in potable water systems in the western United States because the asbestos delivered better strength for high pressure conditions at a low cost. In 1976, the United States stopped using asbestos-cement pipes due to related health concerns. However, much of the damage had already been done and…

Asbestos Exposure in Air Force Veterans

May 27, 2022 By Vogelzang Law Webmaster

The men and women who serve in our nation’s armed forces step forward with willingness to put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms. Sometimes, though, the dangers they face in service have nothing to do with combat. In the case of Air Force veterans exposed to asbestos, they have been unwittingly endangered…

Asbestos Exposure in Shipyards

May 27, 2022 By Vogelzang Law Webmaster

During World War II and the Korean War, the use of asbestos in ship building was widespread. When the dangers of asbestos became well-known in the 1970’s, and people started to understand how this dangerous substance increased the risk of asbestos-related diseases, work began to remove asbestos from ships. What many people don’t know is…

Here’s What You Should Know About Asbestos in Your Home

July 9, 2020 By Melissa Soria

You probably don’t think about asbestos exposure very often. The EPA banned its use in 1989, and after all the news articles about how asbestos causes cancer and mesothelioma, who would want to use it at all? But the ban was removed a few years later, and while contractors virtually never use asbestos in residential…

Health Experts Criticize EPA’s Asbestos Evaluation

June 4, 2020 By Melissa Soria

Doctors, scientists and occupational health experts from across the country are criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent asbestos draft risk evaluation. At a virtual press conference arranged by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization last week, speakers labeled the asbestos evaluation inadequate and in need of serious revision. The year-long evaluation was required as part of the Frank…

Asbestos Still Prevalent in the U.S.

November 12, 2019 By marketing

Just a few weeks ago, Walmart, CVS, and Rite Aid took Johnson and Johnson baby powder off their shelves due to the FDA finding sub-trace level of asbestos in it. Also occurring around that time – several Philadelphia schools found asbestos in their facilities and had to close down two schools. The hazardous material was…

Asbestos Safety

May 16, 2019 By swarren

Asbestos, a group of naturally occurring minerals, is widely known as a hazardous substance. Because it is so dangerous, asbestos safety is crucial. Thanks to the substance’s natural resistance to heat and corrosion, it has been popular in numerous industries for centuries. The so-called “miracle mineral” rose in popularity in the 1900s. These qualities made…

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