The American Public Health Association (AMPA), the oldest organization of healthcare professionals in the United States, is advocating a full ban on the sale, use, import, and export of asbestos, the substance long known to cause the particularly deadly and virulent cancer mesothelioma. This ban would extend to any products containing asbestos.
The AMPA notes the severe dangers of mesothelioma, including the one-year life expectancy upon diagnosis, and the fact that the disease can take decades to manifest itself after exposure to an asbestos product. Asbestos has been subject to many restrictions since the 1970s, but there is still no out-right ban on the substance.
If you or someone you love has developed mesothelioma, contact the asbestos exposure attorneys of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-781-3955.