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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:

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.