Asbestos Found in 30 Million Homes

An official of asbestos disease awareness organization recently estimated that the deadly mineral asbestos is a constant presence in the lives of Americans. This material may be a carcinogen found in more than 30 million homes and schools.

In 1989 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a ban on asbestos and out of phase. But in 1990 a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the ban, which despite the risks known, asbestos is still used in the United States. It ‘was just accepted an Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation to reduce exposure. Under this regulation, the worker can not be exposed to more than 0.1 asbestos fibers per cubic centimeter of air for an average of eight hours a day of work. This regulation is still alive despite the EPA has repeatedly stated that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos.

In conclusion, asbestos is still present in new products, materials and construction. There is a big problem for the demolition of about 30 million homes, offices and schools already contaminated with the mineral. The World Trade Center experience has confirmed that demolition in older structures can lead to exposure to asbestos exposure.

Exposure to asbestos can cause or contribute to diseases such as lung, larynx, esophagus, and stomach cancer. This mineral can cause a lot of dangerous and non-malignant diseases such as asbestosis and chronic pulmonary respiratory disease. An asbestos-related disease is incurable and often fatal.

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