If left undisturbed, asbestos in homes should not be a problem. However, if the homeowner or potential homeowner has reason for concern we highly recommend consulting with an asbestos abatement company
(PRWEB) December 18, 2014
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is calling attention to a recent EPA press release related to asbestos and home building products in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. “What we want to say about this press release is that the information provided within it may not pertain exclusively to the Northwest. Many of the nation's older cities and towns have buildings constructed before the 1980s, which is around the time period when asbestos was still being used in materials. The EPA is also a great resource for finding out more about what time periods asbestos was commonly used and in what industries.
“According to the EPA's Region 10's website called 'Asbestos in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska,' asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that has been used commonly in building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints and other coating materials, and floor tiles.'”
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "If left undisturbed, asbestos in homes should not be a problem. However, if the homeowner or potential homeowner has reason for concern we highly recommend consulting with an asbestos abatement company. Our much bigger worry is the ticking time bombs out there who were exposed to asbestos in the 1960s, 1970s, or early 1980s.
"We are referring to people who worked at a shipyard, oil refinery, power plant, manufacturing facility, or were exposed when they served on board a US Navy ship. What we are referring to is extreme exposure to asbestos, and the vital need for these types of people to get a medical check up every year that includes a chest x-ray."
If an individual has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging the victim and/or their family members to call 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com for treatment options, as well as instant access to the nation's best mesothelioma compensation lawyers.
For attribution purposes please refer to the EPA's web site last updated on November 12th 2014 on this topic. http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/OWCM.NSF/webpage/Asbestos+in+the+Pacific+Northwest
Information About Mesothelioma From The Mesothelioma Compensation Center For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families:
According to the US Centers for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Each year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "Based on our experience frequently mesothelioma is initially misdiagnosed as pneumonia.
High risk groups for exposure to asbestos include the US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, power plant workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Compensation Center receives a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.
For a up to date map from the CDC showing the states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma please refer to their web site on this topic. http://www2.cdc.gov/drds/worldreportdata/figuretabledetailsarchive.asp?FigureTableID=139&GroupRefNumber=F07-02
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, “If you call us at 866-714-6466, we will see to it that you have instant access to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, because we really do want to make certain you, or your families receive the best possible mesothelioma compensation settlement for this rare form of cancer. No other group in the US offers this service." http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health's web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html