The recent floods in Atlanta have raised concerns about asbestos exposure that could result from old fittings, insulation, and roofing materials exposed by flood damage. According to an Atlanta-based mold testing lab, the flood could have caused these old products, many of which may contain asbestos, to be exposed for the first time. These asbestos-tainted materials can cause serious health problems if not disposed of correctly.
Although asbestos is used in only a handful of products used in the country today, the fiber was at one time used in virtually every facet of construction, up until the 1970s. Buildings which predate the phasing out of asbestos could very well still contain the cancer-causing substance.
If you or someone you love has had health problems resulting from asbestos exposure, contact the asbestos lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-781-3955.