In Woonsocket, Rhode Island the National Guard building is set for demolition. Unfortunately, it has been found that the building contains asbestos. In addition, the building is in close proximity to a school. Because of this, the National Guard is taking every precaution and taking bids from asbestos removal firms for the contract to clean out the building.
Asbestos is a very dangerous substance. However, when properly contained, it does not pose a health risk. Once the asbestos becomes friable, or airborne, it becomes dangerous and can lead to terrible medical conditions like asbestosis and mesothelioma. This is why specialty firms must handle all asbestos removal from demolition and remodeling sites.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, contact the Rhode Island mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.