Mesothelioma Victims Center Warns Homeowners About Disturbing Asbestos In Older Homes In Light Of A Recent Announcement From The US Surgeon General

This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging homeowners whose home was built prior to 1985 to be extremely cautious about disturbing asbestos in their homes attic, drywall, or insulated plumbing lines, because of the risk of exposure to asbestos. As recently pointed out in a statement by the US Surgeon General, "There is no known safe levels of asbestos exposure." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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While most individuals exposed to asbestos, whether in the home or workplace will not develop disease – there is no known safe level of asbestos exposure and precautions should be taken to protect your health

(PRWEB) May 16, 2014

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "This week we have found a statement by the US Surgeon General that comments on homeowners renovating older homes and accidentally disturbing asbestos they might not have known was there. In the wake of this news we are urging all homeowners beginning a major remodeling project or repair project in a home built prior to 1985, to contact an asbestos remediation company for an assessment of asbestos that could be in their home.”

According to the US Surgeon General, "For workers or homeowners, avoiding activities involving the disturbance of materials or products containing asbestos is the surest means of avoiding asbestos exposure. However, if you need to undertake such activities, there is guidance available to help you protect yourself and others. While most individuals exposed to asbestos, whether in the home or workplace will not develop disease – there is no known safe level of asbestos exposure and precautions should be taken to protect your health."

For attribution purposes please refer to the April 2nd 2014 press release from the acting US Surgeon General about asbestos exposure: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2014pres/04/20140402a.html

The Mesothelioma Victims Center goes on to say, “We do not want homeowners unknowingly disturbing asbestos and unnecessarily exposing themselves, or their family members to asbestos. If left undisturbed, asbestos in an older home is probably fine. It's when you start tearing out drywall and insulation where you could unearth asbestos that has long been secretly hiding. Not only are we advocates for making certain diagnosed victims get the best possible compensation and cancer treatment options, we are also advocates for people not unknowingly exposing themselves to asbestos." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is the premier advocate in the nation focused on making certain diagnosed victims of mesothelioma get the best possible compensation settlement for this rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. They offer unsurpassed personalized research for treatment options in the specific area, or region for victim. The group is just as passionate about making certain new generations of US citizens do not get exposed to asbestos at home, or in the workplace. For more information about the Mesothelioma Victims Center diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center at 866-714-6466. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:

According to the US Center for Disease Control, the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include: US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include: Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives diagnosed victims could be in any state including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska.

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney please call us at 866-714-6466, and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control's web site: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm


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