Nowadays, it's not uncommon to hear stories of people suffering adverse health conditions involving respiratory diseases, such as lung cancer. Some people in Minnesota believe their illnesses are directly relating to their smoking habits. Others say occupational asbestos exposure was the main culprit in their health-related problems.
Despite efforts to monitor and abate asbestos in schools, many schools still contain asbestos, potentially putting both students and teachers at risk for developing mesothelioma and other deadly diseases.
Serving in the U.S. military is an incredible sacrifice. Members of the military face the possibility of long deployments, strained family relationships and threats to their safety overseas.
In a recent post, we discussed the fact that there are people in certain occupations who are at a higher risk of being exposed to asbestos on the job. One of the occupations we listed in that post, which can be read in full here, is automotive mechanics.