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Apartment residents evacuated as asbestos exposed

Most weeknights one will find the majority of Georgia residents tucked in their beds resting before the next work day. But, when hazmat and health officials knock on the door ordering all apartment residents to vacate because of possible asbestos exposure, the thought of sleep quickly diminishes. In fact, rather than worry about lack of sleep, these residents now have much more to worry about.

Asbestos concerns in USDA building

At some point in time, it often becomes necessary to renovate an existing building. Perhaps the Georgia building is showing signs of age and needs updating, or perhaps the building's design is not conducive to optimum performance. When these renovations do begin, it is often necessary to take steps to ensure that those working in and around the renovated area are protected. There are numerous dangers associated with renovation work, including the possible exposure to asbestos in older buildings.

Children and adult workers exposed to asbestos

The safety of children should be a priority in any environment in which children learn and/or live. It is expected that these environments will be free from harmful materials. Additionally, if a harmful substance is discovered, Georgia parents expect to be notified of the potential danger and the steps that are being taken to rectify the situation. In other words, if asbestos is discovered in a building in which their children are spending a considerable amount of time, expect to be made aware of the situation and what is being done about the problem.

Asbestos exposure can be a serious health risk

Every day, Georgia residents wake up, get dressed and go to work. They work in schools, office buildings, industrial complexes, construction sites and numerous other environments. Regardless of the environment, the employee expects that the work location will be a safe environment. When concerns such as asbestos come to light, it is anticipated that the concern will be handled quickly and efficiently.

Supposedly, employees 'doged a bullet' re asbestos exposure

In some cases, hurricanes reveal other dangers in their aftermath. For instance, old buildings here in Georgia and elsewhere that may contain materials made with asbestos could sustain damage and release the toxic substances into the air. Anyone in those buildings could suffer exposure to asbestos. The question remains whether even minimal exposure to the mineral's fibers or dust is safe.

Seeking compensation for asbestos-related illnesses in Georgia

Finding out that a substance you were exposed to decades ago is now harming your health and may shorten your life can be a difficult blow. Many Georgia residents face this situation when they find out that they now suffer from an asbestos-related illness resulting from decades' old exposure. If you are one of those people, you may be wondering whether you can pursue compensation for your current health condition.

Officials uncover violations re the removal of asbestos at hotel

When a company in Georgia or elsewhere attempts to remove hazardous or harmful materials, it will generally hire someone with experience in the area to prevent unnecessary exposure. Using individuals who lack the required knowledge to remove materials such as asbestos can prove dangerous. A hotel in another state has recently been fined a substantial sum after the owner reportedly hired untrained workers to remove asbestos from the building.

Has your doctor diagnosed you with an asbestos-related illness?

It could take years for you to suffer the adverse effects from exposure to a toxic substance. This is often the case with asbestos-related illnesses. In some cases, it takes decades for the exposure you suffered here in Georgia or elsewhere to result in a debilitating and/or deadly health condition such as asbestosis or mesothelioma.

Improper asbestos abatement puts lives at risk

Whether a building is being torn down or renovated, owners and general contractors need to remain cautious. Many older buildings still consist of materials containing asbestos, and if not properly removed, this toxic substance can wreak havoc on the health of workers at the sight, and possibly even people in the surrounding area. This is why Georgia and the federal government require certain measures to be taken during asbestos abatement projects.

Potential revision to Toxic Substances Control Act re asbestos

Some substances are so carcinogenic that they should not be used under any circumstances. Anyone here in Georgia (or anywhere else for that matter) who has ever contracted a disease related to asbestos exposure would more than likely agree that this toxic substance should be completely banned. Some members of the U.S. Senate agree as well.

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