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Asbestos Removal Crucial to Healthy Home and Work Environment

By Guest Author • Dec 22nd, 2008 • Category: Newest Post, Personal Injury Law, Real Estate Law

This is a guest blog written by Joe Lederman of the Mesothelioma Cancer Center:

There are many things to consider when remodeling, purchasing or foreclosing an older home. Used in millions of homes and buildings built before 1980, workers and citizens are still being exposed to the corrosive substance. Often used in fireproofing, flooring, roofing and piping insulation, exposure to asbestos fibers can become a significant health concern

Used in millions of homes throughout the 20th century, asbestos manufacturers were aware of the corrosive effects of the substance, but continued manufacturing it anyways. Causing lung ailments such as pericardial mesothelioma, this debilitating disease takes the lives of thousands every year. It has lead to a plethora of mesothelioma lawyers protecting and advocating victim’s rights throughout the country. With limited treatment and poor patient prognosis, workers and citizens are now receiving the proper education towards the risks they face.

Although not yet federally banned, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has placed strict regulations in regards to the use and handling of asbestos. The removal of asbestos in public facilities and homes must be completed by a professional asbestos abatement contractor. Once the removal is complete, green alternatives should be considered, such as: Cotton Fiber, Lcynene and Cellulose.

These green alternatives will not only provide a healthy environment, it can reduce home energy costs. The United Nations Environmental Program states that the use of recycled building materials such as cotton fiber insulation can reduce energy use by 25 to 35 percent. These statistics will continue to improve as more green options become publicly available. Alternatives to asbestos allow for a healthy and safe home, free of health damaging materials.

Joe Lederman has worked for the Mesothelioma Cancer Center as a member of their editorial staff for over a year. A graduate from the University of Central Florida, he has also written for newspapers such as the Central Florida Future covering health, geopolitical and domestic issues.

You can visit the Mesothelioma Cancer Center at www.asbestos.com

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