What this means is most “Baby Boomers” are at risk of mesothelioma if they had heavy exposure to asbestos
(PRWEB) December 19, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling attention to a recent EPA press release related to funding an initiative to increase awareness in Oklahoma schools. On October 14th, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Oklahoma Department of Labor a grant to help reduce asbestos exposure in schools. The $204,000 grant will go toward compliance monitoring and assistance, public outreach, inspections, enforcement actions, and ensuring workers are properly trained and accredited, according to the EPA press release.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "What we here at the center would like to explain to all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and/or their family members is that for shipyard workers, power plant workers, manufacturing workers or for US Navy Veterans there was very little in the way of regulations for asbestos exposure prior to the 1980s. We are happy to see this recent grant go towards educating potential victims of mesothelioma but would also like to point out how much more needs to be done.
“What this means is most “Baby Boomers” are at risk of mesothelioma if they had heavy exposure to asbestos. We'd also want to take the time to explain how incredibly vital it is to have the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys working on your behalf if you wish to see any kind of compensation."
The press release goes on to say, "Asbestos can be found in a variety of construction materials and industrial products. Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition, or building maintenance, repair, or remodeling."
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says according to OSHA, "Asbestos hazards are addressed in specific standards for general industry and shipyard employment. This section highlights OSHA standards, preambles to final rules (background to final rules), Federal Registers (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instructions for compliance officers), standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to asbestos.”
For more information please call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
For attribution please refer to the October 14th 2014 EPA press release on this matter. http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/B5112B9642EAA48385257D7100577D59
For attribution please refer to OSHA's asbestos standards guidelines:
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
According to the CDC the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is attributable to exposure to asbestos.
High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.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 Victims Center receives a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, 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 Victims 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, who consistently get the best possible financial compensation results for their clients." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.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