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Asbestos was used for decades in construction and shipbuilding. If you or someone close to you has worked as a drywaller, pipefitter, or in the Navy, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos fibers. Learn more >

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3 Asbestos Myths

It is fairly common knowledge that asbestos is a harmful and dangerous substance, but the majority of people do not have a clear understanding about what asbestos is and how it can affect humans. Asbestos is a fire-resistant mineral made of long, thin fibers that can break apart and cause severe damage when inhaled. There are many different myths about asbestos that people across the country of all ages believe. When individuals act under false information, they expose themselves to severe health risks

If you or a loved one has developed a serious condition such as cancer or mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure, it is important that you are properly advised of your legal rights. To learn more, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955 today.

Misleading Myths

Three of the most common myths about asbestos are:

MYTH: It is safe to remove materials containing asbestos materials on your own.

TRUTH: Removing asbestos materials without proper tools, training, or way to dispose of it can release the fibers in the air and may lead to devastating illness.

MYTH: You can determine whether a material contains asbestos by simply looking at it.

TRUTH: Asbestos has been used in countless construction materials and products, in a variety of forms. The only way to accurately detect asbestos is through lab testing.

MYTH: Symptoms of conditions or diseases caused by asbestos will show immediately after exposure.

TRUTH: While it is possible for symptoms to show up earlier, they typically do not arise until 10- 40 years after the first exposure.

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As you attempt to cope with the shock of a mesothelioma diagnosis, it is important that you are given current and correct information pertaining to the situation. For help, contact the mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-781-3955.

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