The average construction site is filled with countless hazards, which is exactly why being a construction worker is one of the most dangerous professions out there. Forgotten tools, loose debris and falling objects are some of the most common causes of onsite injuries, but as officials are discovering, it is the unseen threat of asbestos that poses the biggest danger of all. From the late 1800s Continue Reading
Likely, you’ve seen ads on TV and billboards talking about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, which is one of the more common side effects of being exposed to this dangerous substance. Mesothelioma is a cancer that eats the lining of the lungs or abdomen. Asbestosis (…scarring of lung tissue that eventually robs you of your ability to breathe) and lung cancer are a couple of other illnesses Continue Reading
Asbestos exposure from working in older buildings is a serious health threat to thousands of workers. Some have died while many have been stricken with debilitating cancer in the lungs and other tissue in the body. The earlier these conditions are detected, the more likely they can be dealt with successfully. Researchers at New York University’s Langone Medical Center recently discovered a Continue Reading
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