Mesothelioma Victims Center Points To Recent US Capital Shutdown As Indication That Many Older Buildings Can Still Put People At Risk For Exposure To Asbestos

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The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "On July 10th, 2014 a significant portion of the US Capital Building was shut down because of possible asbestos exposure, and we want to emphasize the asbestos exposure would have been minimal, as opposed daily asbestos exposure US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, individuals in manufacturing or the trades were exposed to decades ago. We are urging individuals who had significant exposure to asbestos during the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's and 1980's to check with their doctor about getting having an annual x-ray done to make certain they do not have masses or benign tumors in their lungs." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, and for a good portion of the 1980's many workers in the United States simply had no idea that asbestos was bad for their health.

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "It is amazing to think the possibility of light exposure to asbestos could actually shut down the US Congress, but that is exactly what happened on July 10th of 2014. Today, whole buildings are shut down at the slightest possibility of asbestos, as opposed to no action being taken decades ago for workers exposed to the toxic and damaging effects of asbestos on a daily basis. What this shows is that in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, and for a good portion of the 1980's many workers in the United States simply had no idea that asbestos was bad for their health. Through research and education, groups like ours have been spreading the word on just how bad this stuff really is.”

From and the Washington Times:
"On Thursday July 10th 2014, the House side of the U.S. Capitol was shut down due to a possible spill of asbestos that occurred while workers were cleaning out the hazardous material from the building.
Something fell during “asbestos abatement work” at the Capitol overnight, prompting the closure of the House side of the building. Hazardous material response teams and Environmental Protection Agency investigators are conducting testing at the scene to determine whether or not the material that fell exposed the area to asbestos.”

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The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Breathing in asbestos fibers, which can be found in old insulation, flooring, roofing, paint, and fabrics, can cause lung disease and lung cancer, or mesothelioma. The EPA has taken multiple regulatory actions against asbestos use over the last few decades, including banning it from pipe insulation and sprays."

While past exposure to asbestos cannot be undone, with respect to asbestos exposure for US citizens, the Center is encouraging individuals who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace decades ago to get annual checkups for masses or benign tumors inside their lungs. The Center is also strongly encouraging individuals who have been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer, or their family members, to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 to ensure they are dealing with the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys and have information on the very best treatment options possible. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Before any diagnosed victim of mesothelioma retains an attorney to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim, please call the Mesothelioma Victims Center at 866-714-6466 and ask what sets the group apart from any other mesothelioma center. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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

High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, power plant workers, manufacturing 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://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.

According to the CDC, 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, 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 compensation settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime." 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:

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