LegalView Enlightens Mesothelioma Blog Readers with Truth about Potential Asbestos Contamination in Aged Linoleum Floors

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LegalView.com informed its mesothelioma blog readers about the hazards of linoleum flooring in older homes, which may be a risk for asbestos contamination. According to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), extreme caution should be taken when removing linoleum that was sold in the 1970s and 1980s and placed in older homes.

LegalView.com, the number one resource for everything legal on the Web, offered mesothelioma blog readers imperative information on the potential for asbestos contamination in homes. It has been found that older linoleum floors produced up through the mid-1970s and available for sale up until the early 1980s may in fact have been produced with asbestos-containing materials. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) warns homeowners and individuals who may be at risk and living in older structures to have a small sampling of the flooring tested for asbestos.

Asbestos is the leading cause of mesothelioma, which is a deadly form of lung cancer. Mesothelioma develops through the exposure and inhalation of asbestos fibers and dust. The LegalView mesothelioma blog explains how asbestos was used in the manufacture of vinyl flooring and how removal of the flooring may increase the risk of breathing in asbestos fibers. Asbestos was used in many structures prior to the discovery of asbestos connection with mesothelioma. There continues to be several different ways in which asbestos is removed but it is best to contact a professional hazardous materials removal firm to learn the most appropriate steps to take. Once the immediate risk of exposure has been removed, it may be in the best interest of those involved to contact a mesothelioma lawyer for counsel on the best course of possible legal action.

For those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it can be very painful and scary, which is why LegalView offers information on mesothelioma treatments as well as links to mesothelioma treatment centers that would employ a capable mesothelioma doctor. Because there is no cure for mesothelioma, it is advisable for individuals diagnosed with the cancer to seek the most expert treatment providers available.

Other legal issues found in LegalView's expansive array of information portals can range from the skin disease Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) to the potentially harmful side effects of the diabetes Avandia as well as the latest information on the controversial non-smoking drug Chantix. Chantix is a non-smoking aid that is currently being taken by roughly 3 million Americans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began evaluating the drug in November 2007 after reports of depression and suicidal behaviors in possible connection with patients taking Chantix began to surface. Chantix side effects can range from depression to erratic behavior to psychotic episodes. Nearly 40 suicides have been allegedly linked to the drug. For those who have taken or are currently taking Chantix, it is important to contact a health care specialist for advice on continuing to take Chantix.

Avandia is a drug prescribed to patients diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, however, recent studies that have been released about the drug, which have linked Avandia to an increased risk of heart disease as well as the potential for early onset of osteoporosis. While Avandia has not been recalled, it is important for patients to protect themselves and learn what they can about the prescription medication including learning how to contact an Avandia law firm for details on any potential Avandia lawsuit.

Additionally, LegalView offers information on NSF, which is an illness usually linked with the use of gadolinium dye in kidney disease patients. While doctors and scientists are still trying to uncover NSF treatments, the disease can cause its victim pain as well as immobility. NSF causes the skin to swell and thicken, hardening the skin around the joints and essentially causing a victim to become immobile and unable to use their limbs. For more information visit http://nsf-nephrogenic-systemic-fibrosis.legalview.com/.

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