California is one of the states with the highest numbers of asbestos disease cases, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. These diseases have as the only known cause asbestos exposure. Asbestos is natural mineral used in heat proofing and insulation materials because of its’ heat resistant properties, but, unfortunately, the tiny fibers it is made of cause cancer and other severe diseases.
Asbestos exposure is common in many areas, but especially in the following:
As you can see, and as statistics show, the most asbestos exposure cases occur with people that are hired in of the above mentioned branches, or teachers (although they are not exposed nearly as much as asbestos workers).
The increase of activity in asbestos abatement projects over the past few years, has resulted in decrease in the number of houses that still contain asbestos materials. Asbestos workers together with their project manager are saying that their work load as diminished significantly in the last 6 months due to the low number of people willing to pay for asbestos removal work.
Besides the financial downside, this only means that people will get less and less exposure to asbestos, which is vital to the survival of thousands of people each year in the United States alone.
Asbestos litigations in California has also decreased in the last period, asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys say. Also, asbestos project inspectors are glad to report that asbestos jobs in California have only caused 23 mesothelioma cases in the last 12 months, although experts expect an increase in cases of deadly asbestos related diseases due to the latency period exhibited by such conditions.
If you are already a worker in an asbestos job we recommend extreme caution and the use of mandatory protective equipment and carefully reading all the safety precaution methods that should be provided by your employer. For those that are considering taking such a job, we recommend that you avoid them as much possible.
Do not hesitate to contact California mesothelioma organization whenever you require details about asbestos or mesothelioma related subjects. We will gladly provide with the needed information, completely free.
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