While technically an orphan disease asbestos has claimed far too many lives unnecessarily because of its deliberate use despite the knowledge of its fatal effects. Below are five facts you may not yet know about asbestos.
Asbestos is banned in 55 countries however it is still legal in the United States. In 2013 2.3 million pounds were imported into this country, nearly all of it coming from Brazil.
Since 1980 approximately 45,000 people have died from asbestos related diseases such as mesothelioma.
Asbestos was used in over 300 products used by the military. Many of the asbestos laden products were found in shipyards, on naval vessels, and airplane brakes.
There are two types of asbestos fibers – serpentine and amphibole. While some research labels amphibole fibers as the more deadly of the two, the latest studies that both fiber types are equally as likely to get lodged in the lungs
Asbestos accounts for approximately 1 out of every 3 deaths from an occupational cancer.
The Paul Law Firm advocates for victims of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, call the Paul Law Firm. With over 2.5 billion dollars collected for victims of asbestos exposure, we have the knowledge and the experience to fight for you. We also understand that fighting doesn’t just happen in the courtroom. It also happens in a lab where we are fighting for a cure. Check out the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America here.
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