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Contractor files lawsuit regarding improper disposal of asbestos

Companies in Georgia and elsewhere may take great care in the disposal of hazardous materials. Materials such as asbestos can be dangerous, and failing to protect others from exposure can result in disaster. A contractor in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against environmental officials who they claim have failed to crack down on the improper disposal of asbestos.

Make no mistake, asbestos is a toxic substance

These days, there seem to be plenty of toxic substances that threaten the health of people here in Georgia and across the county. That may make hearing about a substance that is not in use as much as others are a bit confusing. Asbestos may not be used as much today as it was 40 or 50 years ago, but it continues to plague those exposed to it and still exists in older structures and products.

Demolition can stir up asbestos and put a stop to construction

Here in Georgia, as elsewhere across the United States, many buildings still contain building materials made from toxic substances. One of the most prevalent is asbestos. When buildings are demolished in order to renovate or build new structures, this toxic material could be stirred up and necessitate all construction efforts to stop until asbestos abatement can occur. Until the matter is dealt with, it could cause a great deal of trepidation for those living or working near the site.

Are you at risk for asbestos exposure?

You may be like other Georgia residents who believe that certain toxic substances are no longer a concern, especially in your everyday life, because the government regulates them and does not allow them to be used. One of those products is asbestos. It may surprise you to learn that you may still be exposed to this naturally occurring but toxic substance in a variety of ways.

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