Asbestos and asbestos-containing products have long been known to cause mesothelioma and other deadly cancers and diseases in people who are exposed to the threadlike fibers. Recognizing its dangers, in 1989 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the manufacture, importation, processing, and distribution of asbestos in the United States. This monumental step in protecting U.S. » Read More
William T. Muzzio, Jr. of Citadel Environmental Consultants in Woodbridge, New Jersey faces 5-10 years in state prison, and fines up to $150,000 for illegally removing asbestos-laden tiles and insulation from 13 schools, 21 homes, and 11 other New Jersey sites between April, 2011 and May, 2012. Muzzio is charged with 10 second-degree counts of » Read More
In the past five decades, there has been an increasing awareness of the dangers of asbestos. Many recognize asbestos exposure as the primary cause of mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related lung cancers and diseases. Unfortunately, millions of individuals worldwide have firsthand knowledge of this fact and have suffered the devastating effects of exposure to asbestos. » Read More
Asbestos is a hazardous highly fibrous material that can cause serious health consequences especially when the microscopic fibers become airborne. Asbestos was used for many years in various commercial and industrial businesses because of its durability and resistance to heat and chemicals. Some of the industries that have a high incidence of direct asbestos exposures are shipbuilding, mining, construction, textiles, roofing, and auto mechanics. Although less common, workers can also bring the deadly fibers home with them on their clothes and inadvertently cause second-hand exposures to their family members. An asbestos exposure has been linked to a number of different diseases including mesothelioma. The use of asbestos is now strictly regulated as it is considered a human carcinogen.