We must be able to take care of our bodies and focus on our health for a productive life. Certain elements can lend itself to a serious health risk that may prove fatal. Exposure to asbestos is quite serious. The use of this material has a long history in commercial and industrial environments. Asbestos is a material that is hard wearing, resistant to fire and almost impossible to breakdown. Today, thanks to legislation, it is proven that the material of asbestos can lead to death from exposure.
Asbestos has a history of being a chosen material up to 1970. It was used in the manufacture of textiles, flooring, ceiling, automotive, cement compounds and roof shingles. Asbestos is not readily used as much today but it is in a class of carcinogen. Carcinogens are any substance that has a track record and proven to cause cancer. People can be exposed to carcinogens and never know it. Employers often fail to report to employees or contractors of the presence of asbestos. A Florida Personal Injury Attorney from the East coast of Florida as West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boca Raton or Orlando can review these health issues with you if you have been exposed.
Some schools still have not removed their asbestos and teachers and students are in daily exposure that may lead to serious and often fatal health issues.
The fibers that make up asbestos materials are inhaled and not able to bee seen. The fibers are microscopic. When inhaled, they attach themselves to the respiratory system, attaching themselves to lungs. Because of the high durability of asbestos, the tiny fibers do not breakdown and you begin having buildup of the asbestos, which can lead to the most serious conditions as Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, and unfortunately, lung cancer.
The diseases caused from asbestos are progressive in nature, chronic, and promote a rapid progression of respiratory disease. Asbestosis is a chronic and progressive respiratory disease. There have been cases leading to cardiac failure through the shortness of breath and exasperated by scar tissue within the lungs. Asbestos exposure cannot be understated.
There have been thousands of cases of Mesothelioma which unfortunately attacks the lining of your chest wall, damages lungs, and can seriously damage the thin layer of tissue that expands over all of your internal organs. This fast occurring cancer has a poor prognosis filled with pain and there is no cure.
It is tragic that former employment is industries that deployed asbestos processes are very high risk. Workers in power plants, building of ships, construction and related commercial product fabrication are those industries that historically were heavy in use of asbestos, especially prior to the 1980’s. Included are veterans who served in each military branch that are high risk.
Seek out a Florida Personal Injury Attorney from the East coast of Florida as West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boca Raton or Orlando to review your case to seek guidance if you have been exposed to asbestos and have related health issues.