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Asbestos exposure, the military and companies with trust funds

Minnesota is home to many U.S. military veterans, some who recall serving as far back as World War II, Korea or in Vietnam. War efforts are always expensive, and especially during W.W.II, thousands of vehicles and other war supplies were built that sparked an industrial boom in the United States. It also caused a lot of people to suffer asbestos exposure, even though most manufacturers were already aware of asbestos-related dangers at that time.

Are women at high risk for asbestos exposure?

Minnesota residents often do not recognize situations that are potentially hazardous to their health. For instance, in many cases where asbestos exposure has occurred, those affected were unaware that the microscopic fibers were present in the air or in materials they were exposed to in the workplace or elsewhere. Sadly, many incidents are later determined to have been preventable were it not for employer negligence.  

Judge rules that builder created an asbestos exposure risk

In Minnesota and beyond, there are many old buildings, homes and factories that contain asbestos. This material is very dangerous to human health. In fact, current data shows there is no safe amount of asbestos exposure. Workers who are hired to remove asbestos-laden materials must have proper certification to do so.

Officials in another state arguing over asbestos exposure issues

Many buildings in Minnesota and other states are plagued with health hazards. The problem is that workers or visitors to such places are not always aware of the danger. To make matters worse, in some situations, employers or building owners are indeed aware of the potential risks but fail to provide information, training or equipment to help keep workers and others safe. In another state, there is currently contention brewing between city council members and the mayor regarding asbestos exposure issues.

US Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh hearing asbestos exposure case

The newest of the nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices, Brett Kavanaugh, was set to hear his first cases on the high court this week. One of the cases involves an asbestos exposure situation. It is a complicated products liability case that was filed by two Navy widows. Asbestos-related illnesses and injuries are problematic in Minnesota and throughout the nation; many of those adversely affected are people who used to work in shipyards.  

Will new rule lead to more asbestos exposure in the US?

Between 12,000 and nearly 40,000 people in the United States die annually from diseases related to asbestos. This leaves many people wondering why materials containing the product are not altogether banned. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule that not only has raised people's fears but has caused some to worry whether the rule could possibly lead to more asbestos exposure for workers and residents in Minnesota and across the country.

Asbestos exposure: No amount is safe

In Minnesota and elsewhere, a diagnosis of incurable cancer is devastating. Thousands of patients have illnesses that were caused by asbestos exposure. Especially for those who used to work or are currently employed in certain industries, such as construction, railroad work, shipyards or textile factories, the risks for asbestos-related injuries are high.

Is former steelworker's cancer related to asbestos exposure?

Many retired Minnesota factory workers can related to a man in another state who recently joined many of his former co-workers at a meeting where a discussion was had about adverse health issues the former employees believe may be connected to their steel factory work. One woman who attended the meeting with her husband said she believes his skin cancer may have been caused by asbestos exposure. The man was not the only one there suffering from a disease, and most, if not all, attended the meeting because they think they contracted their illnesses on the job.  

Are Minnesota schools high risk for asbestos exposure?

Many schools in Minnesota and throughout the country were built prior to 1970. Schools erected before this time often share certain characteristics in common. For instance, someone visiting or attending such a school may notice a musty smell from time to time, a sign that the building may contain mold. Asbestos exposure is usually a risk in old school buildings as well.  

American Red Cross reaches out to asbestos exposure victims

Minnesota apartment-dwellers whose homes have popcorn ceiling will want to follow a recent case in another state where officials have ordered total evacuation of an apartment complex. The situation unfolded when an anonymous tip was reportedly filed, prompting immediate inspection regarding possible asbestos exposure in the building. Since then, all residents have been evacuated, some taking shelter provided by the American Red Cross.  

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