While the majority of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma who were exposed to asbestos at a workplace, or in the US Navy were exposed prior to 1985, people are still being exposed to this day
(PRWEB) June 09, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is commenting on a recent US Consumer Products Safety Commissin report that lists Don'ts for homeowners that suspect asbestos is present in their home. The Victims Center explains that, “The helpful list of Don'ts provided by the CPSC is extremely informative for those who suspect asbestos might be present in their home. What we want individuals to know on top of these tips is that homes built between 1930 and 1980 run the highest risk of having asbestos based insulation, and other building products."
According to the US CPSC:
- Don't saw, sand, scrape, or drill holes in asbestos materials.
- Don't tear out 1920's-1970's era walls without first checking with a asbestos abatement contractor,
- Don't use abrasive pads or brushes on power strippers to strip wax from asbestos flooring. Never use a power stripper on a dry floor.
- Don't sand or try to level asbestos flooring or its backing. When asbestos flooring needs replacing, install new floorcovering over it, if possible. This is called encapsulation.
- Don't track material that could contain asbestos through the house. If you cannot avoid walking through the area, have it cleaned with a wet mop. If the material is from a damaged area, or if a large area must be cleaned, call an asbestos abatement professional.
For attribution purposes please refer to: https://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Home/Asbestos-In-The-Home/
Important Note From The Mesothelioma Victims Center: "Before any diagnosed victim of mesothelioma or their family members retain the services of an attorney to pursue a mesothelioma compensation claim, please call us at 866-714-6466 to ensure your are not about to hire an unqualified personal injury attorney, or a mesothelioma middleman marketing law firm. The attorneys we suggest get better financial compensation results than most other attorneys or law firms nationwide, and since we are talking about hundreds of thousands, or millions in additional compensation, it's worth your time to call us." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We talk to all kinds of workers and visit all types of workplaces, and asbestos exposure is still a big problem. This is especially true in homes, commercial building remodeling, plumbing, auto mechanics, auto restoration, electrical repairs, small shipyards that specialize in retrofits, and older factories. While the majority of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma who were exposed to asbestos at a workplace, or in the US Navy were exposed prior to 1985, people are still being exposed to this day and we are doing everything possible to alert citizens about the danger of exposure to asbestos." 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, Iowa, 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