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Unsafe Asbestos Water Sources

Many warnings exist about the potential risks of exposure to asbestos in older buildings and homes.
However, few people know about the risk of unsafe levels of asbestos in water sources, including drinking
and tap water. Exposure to asbestos can cause various long-term medical conditions, including the development
of intestinal polyps and mesothelioma.

How does asbestos get into drinking water?

The majority of asbestos found in drinking water sources originates from the deterioration of asbestos-containing
materials. The main risks comes from waste-water sources from mining camps and various other industries,
as well as from asbestos-containing cement pipes commonly used in water supply systems.

The Toxics Release Inventory of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) surveyed the quality of various
water sources in a survey lasting from 1987 until 1993. The research showed that over the six year period
of the study nearly nine million pounds of asbestos were released into water and land sources nationwide.
The main producers of the asbestos waste were industries that employ the use of asbestos in cement and
roofing products. Louisiana and Pennsylvania were the two states with the greatest volume of asbestos
released.

If you are concerned about potentially unsafe concentrations of asbestos in your drinking water, it
is recommended that you contact your local water supplier. Your water supplier can explain to you how
your water as treated and also provide you with a list of chemicals that they test for in your water
supply.

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition linked to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled
to compensation for your suffering. Contact the offices of Williams Hart to set up a free initial
consultation to speak with a qualified mesothelioma lawyer who can review your situation
and discuss your legal options. Call us today at 800-781-3955.

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