EPA Information on Occupational Diseases
Since 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has educated the public by alerting citizens through the media, government, and, in more recent years, the Internet.
The EPA information on occupational diseases is efficiently organized . This makes the EPA information on occupational diseases an excellent location for consumers and their legal representatives to find statistics and general information, especially about asbestos.
Although many people might believe that exposure to asbestos has been eliminated, rest assured that asbestos-related injuries occur on a regular basis. As noted on the EPA information on occupational diseases, asbestos can be found in the home, in the workplace, in schools, or even in commonly used items, such as automobiles.
The EPA information on occupational diseases also warns that after the 9/11 tragedy, many were exposed to asbestos when the World Trade Center towers were damaged and fell, releasing copious amounts of asbestos-carrying particles into the air. Thus, it is expected that as the years pass since that terrible day in September, 2001 more persons will come forward with respiratory problems due to the asbestos they inadvertently ingested or inhaled.
The EPA also warns against vermiculite, which is a naturally occurring mineral that could possibly contain asbestos. (This may surprise many people who believe that asbestos is a man-made item.) Vermiculite is sometimes used in attic insulation, making it a hazard for those who work as installers, home builders, or general contractors.
If you believe you've been exposed to environmental pollutants in the course of your profession, you may be at risk of developing serious health problems.
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