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Mesothelioma and Asbestos: Problems That Won’t Go Away

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…

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Toxic Torts and Unsafe Chemicals: Health Hazards

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…

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