About Asbestos

We are all probably aware of the potential dangers of Asbestos to human health. However, since Asbestos is also a very useful mineral, some countries are still using it. Some developing countries, such as India and China, have kept using asbestos. The most common is corrugated asbestos-cement sheets or "A/C Sheets" for roofing and for side walls. Millions of homes, factories, schools or sheds and shelters continue to use asbestos. There has been no significant change in production and use of A/C Sheets in developing countries following the widespread restrictions in developed nations.

I am surprised to see that asbestos is still being used in the US as cement asbestos pipes. Did you know that in year 2000, tests in a certified asbestos-testing laboratory found that the tremolite form of amphibole asbestos in three out of eight major brands of children's crayons (oil pastels) are made partly from talc(contains asbestos)? Very shocking indeed!

Asbestos exposure becomes a health concern when high concentrations of asbestos fibers are inhaled over a long time period. People who become ill from inhaling asbestos are often those who are exposed on a day-to-day basis in a job where they worked directly with the material. People who are diagnosed with mesothelioma are often entitled to compensation, and working with an aggressive and experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer makes a big difference. Many manufacturers of asbestos have gone bankrupt over the years and only an experienced lawyer can help victims receive compensations.