In Southern California, wildfires have been burning for the last eight days. So far, the fires have destroyed more than 140,000 acres of forest land. In addition to the forest, 64,000 homes have been burned down and thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate the area. In addition to the fire, asbestos exposure is now a concern.
Asbestos was a common construction material before the 1980s. Because of this, many of the homes that have been destroyed contained asbestos. The dangerous material is now airborne and puts residents of the area at risk. The American Lung Association of California has recommended limiting outdoor exposure while asbestos is in the air.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, contact the California asbestos lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.