Your Own Neighborhood: An Asbestos Exposure Risk?
Cautious and prepared homebuyers should check the environmental hazards of any new area in which they
wish to purchase a home. However, even if you live in a brand new home built with safe construction
materials, you could still be at risk for asbestos exposure. If you live in an older neighborhood with
multiple renovation projects in progress, it is possible that you could be exposed to unsafe levels
of asbestos in the air.
It is common to come into contact with small amounts of asbestos fibers everyday. Asbestos fibers can
come from a variety of places in your local environment. Older asbestos-containing materials, such as
old brake pads, automobile parts, and older construction materials, can deteriorate and particles can
travel by wind through the air.
However, if your home environment is located in close proximity to a hazardous waste site, or is near
older homes and buildings in disrepair, you may be exposed to unsafe levels of asbestos in the air.
Even in neighborhoods where older homes and buildings are being repaired and rehabilitated, your risk
of heightened exposure is increased if workers do not take proper safety precautions to remove and dispose
of asbestos-containing materials.
Everyone should have the right to live in a neighborhood free of environmental hazards that compromise
their safety. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other lung disease connected
to asbestos exposure, the mesothelioma lawyer of Williams Kherkher can evaluate
your situation and help you to determine your legal options.
Contact our offices today at 800-781-3955.