Children at Risk: Asbestos Found in Children’s Products and Toys
It is a natural assumption to believe that children’s products and toys are monitored carefully to ensure their safety; however, this is not always the case. Despite National laws and standards for children’s products, millions of children are exposed to asbestos each year because of their toys and other products. The steady increase of recalls over the last year offer a startling view of what may continue if nothing is done to monitor the production of children’s products. Last year, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) spent over $165,000 testing products in government-certified labs. Their findings indicated that a variety of children’s toys contain dangerous levels of asbestos. This information has recently been presented in Washington, in order to get the attention of the EPA and CPSC. Until laws are enacted to better protect children from asbestos-ridden products, children remain at risk for Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma develops as the body attempts to break down asbestos fibers that were inhaled. Children are often unaware of the dangers of most products and are more likely to unknowingly inhale harmful substances. After a child has inhaled asbestos fibers, scar tissue continues to build over the years. Mesolthelioma is not immediately recognizable and many children that were exposed to asbestos will not see signs of the disease until they have reached adulthood. Until strict laws are set in place to product children from the damaging effects of asbestos, parents should be diligent on checking for recalls and other announcements of dangerous children’s products.
Mesothelioma is a devastating form of cancer and all the more tragic when it develops in children. If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos as a child and have now developed Mesothelioma, contact an experienced attorney to discover your legal options. The Mesothelioma Lawyers at Williams Kherkher are dedicated to working closely with you to ensure that the large companies responsible for your health condition are held accountable for their negligent use of materials containing asbestos. Contact the Mesothelioma Lawyers of Williams Kherkher today to schedule a free initial consultation.