The dangers of asbestos are well known, and asbestos producers and related industries that work with the natural material are still making payments to workers who have contracted mesothelioma from asbestos exposure. But where are the worst locations for asbestos exposure in this day and age? According to one report, it’s in Philadelphia, specifically, a region called Ambler.
In the middle of Ambler is an asbestos waste disposal site, but the asbestos was just piled up into mounds. The piles were open to the air where wind could carry the fibers. It is inhalation of the fibers that leads to mesothelioma. There were even children, in an earlier era, that would play on the waste mounds.
The rate of asbestos-related diseases is as high as 14.5 per 100,000 deaths in the region. The average is 4.9 per 100,000. Asbestos is still a legal product because it has fire prevention properties that cannot be matched by modern materials and there are ways of installing and removing it with a lower risk. Yet the product is highly dangers. People who contract mesothelioma from asbestos exposure are often eligible for substantial compensation due to the risks inherent in this material and the amount of asbestos still buried in existing buildings.
If you have contracted mesothelioma and you live in Georgia, we urge you to contact John Foy & Associates for a free consultation. We can help you win your mesothelioma lawsuit.