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The Silent Killer – Asbestos in Industrial Clothing

Asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer are all diseases that have been linked to asbestos exposure, and this link is all-but definitive in many situations. The issue of asbestos and the harm it causes is also becoming more and more prevalent in our society in general, which is a positive development, as the more the general public understands about a dangerous substance, the more likely it will be marginalized and ultimately eliminated from the market.

Although the knowledge that was ultimately shared with the general public regarding asbestos and its dangers has helped to remove this toxic substance from the products and locations in which it was generally found to a large extent, the next ‘phase’ of knowledge acquisition and reaction will hopefully be spurned by an added knowledge of where asbestos can be found, and where exposure can occur.

As you’ll see below, some of the sources of exposure are extremely shocking, and if you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with one of the deadly diseases above, you need to make sure to contact an asbestos lawyer at Williams Hart to schedule a free initial consultation.

Clothing – Anyone who Handles it is in Danger

Many people have heard about the problems and dangers that are created when directly exposed to asbestos – anyone who’s worked with insulation, pipe-fitting products, auto brakes or other industrially-driven products understands the risks involved. These risks have been clearly identified and dealt with by many enforcement agencies.

However, many stories are now beginning to surface regarding a less direct form of exposure to asbestos, but a mode of exposure that’s just as dangerous and deadly – clothing that was worn during the direct exposure to asbestos. It’s beginning to be seen that this clothing that’s ultimately brought home can create grave danger for anyone who handles it.

Recent stories include tragic tales of people in the United States and England whose fathers worked in industrial capacities and came home with ‘tainted’ clothing. The women featured in these stories were often responsible for cleaning these clothes, and completely unbeknownst to them, they were facing the same dangers as their fathers. Many of these women have since gotten sick and died as a result of simply handling these clothes.

This is a terribly unfortunate development, but one that you should watch for if you ever handle clothing that’s exposed to asbestos. It turns out t that this clothing can be an agent of death, and if this describes your situation, contact an asbestos lawyer at Williams Hart immediately to schedule a free initial consultation.

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