The Vermont Health Department released a study that said that living within a 10 mile radius of the asbestos mine in Lowell and Eden put residents at a greater risk of developing mesothelioma. However, the study was not properly conducted and the Health Department promised to reevaluate and release a new report on the subject.
Recently, the Health Department released their new findings. In the area, the five asbestos related deaths were caused by occupational exposure rather than simply living near the mine. This means that the residents of Lowell and Eden are not at a higher risk of developing mesothelioma than any other region. However, the Health Department still recommends that people stay away from the mine to avoid any possible asbestos exposure.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, contact the Vermont mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.