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Mesothelioma and Asbestos: Problems That Won’t Go Away

When you hear the word “asbestos” it might come off sounding dated, like some fad (albeit a harmful one) from the 70’s or 80’s that’s come and gone. But the truth is that asbestos can still be found in consumer products, homes and schools, and some workplaces. And for people whose employment history includes work in industries where long-term exposure to asbestos was the norm, health problems linked to asbestos — including mesothelioma and other forms of lung cancer exposure — may only now be showing up.

Nolo has expanded its online coverage of asbestos, mesothelioma, and related health problems — including information on where asbestos can be found, and tips on what to do if you or a loved one are worried about serious health problems linked to long-term asbestos exposure.

You can browse all of Nolo’s online asbestos coverage in the Asbestos, Chemicals & Toxic Torts topic of our website. Or, to see what’s new, use the links below to get right to the articles we’ve just added:

Nolo.com Adds Dozens of New Legal Topics

Visitors to Nolo.com know about our hundreds of free articles and FAQs, covering everything from Accidents & Injuries to Wills, Trusts & Estates — always accurate, up to date, and written in plain English. Now there’s even more to love. This week, Nolo announces the addition of dozens of new legal topics to our free online content, to keep you on top of the latest changes to the legal landscape.

So, what are some of the new topics now online at Nolo.com? Here are some highlights:

  • Dangerous Products and Drugs – The latest on Chinese drywall, dangerous drugs like Seroquel, and much more.
  • Crimes In-Depth – Definitions and real-world examples of criminal offenses including theft, drug crimes, and manslaughter.
  • Contracts – Contract terminology explained, common types of agreements, contract disputes, and more.
  • Health Insurance & Health Care Expenses – Understanding your health coverage, the new health care reform bill, and what to do if you dispute a decision under your health plan.
  • Collecting Unemployment Benefits – Eligibility for unemployment compensation, how much you may get, and how to appeal a denial of benefits.

Other new additions to Nolo.com include Asbestos, Chemicals & Toxic Torts, Asylum & Refugee Status, Expungement & Criminal Records, Social Security Disability, and Your Right to Time Off Work. Check out our View More page for a snapshot of everything we’ve got covered at Nolo.com.

Toxic Torts and Unsafe Chemicals: Health Hazards

Danger is in the air, even if you can’t see it (or even smell it). The health hazards linked to chemicals like asbestos are fairly well-known, with some workers developing mesothelioma even when their exposure to asbestos occurred decades ago. But lesser-known substances like benzene, beryllium, and silica can be just as deadly. Potential dangers from power lines and wireless technology emissions are only now starting to be understood.

Nolo’s new article series on toxic torts can help you understand the dangers posed by exposure to these chemicals and emissions — and what you can expect if you need to file a “toxic tort” lawsuit for harm linked to these sources and others.

Check out Nolo’s new “Toxic Torts and Unsafe Chemicals” article series:

Get tips on personal injury cases and what to expect if you file a lawsuit, with Nolo’s free online articles and resources on Personal Injury & Accident Law.