During this week, organizations nationwide are taking part of raising awareness about the dangers of poisons at the workplace or at home. A poison is anything that can be ingested, inhaled, injected, or absorbed and cause damage to the body. During this week, take extra caution in finding ways to protect yourself and your family.
One poison that many of us may not think about often is asbestos. Asbestos is a heat-resistant compound that has been used for over a century in multiple commercial applications, including shipping, roofing, and insulation. If it is inhaled, it can lead to a rare cancer known as mesothelioma. Mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen and is severely life-debilitating and eventually fatal.
If you work in a business that handles asbestos in any way, ensure that your employer is taking the proper steps to protect you from its harmful effects, including providing eye protection, breathing protection, and protective clothing. Asbestos can even harm you or your family if it comes home on your clothing, an exposure known as take-home asbestos.
In addition to protecting yourself while at work, ensure that, if you’re going to have any areas of your home worked on that you have a licensed asbestos abatement professional check these areas to prevent the spread of asbestos.
If you or a loved one have mesothelioma because an employer didn’t properly protect or warn you, please contact our Baltimore asbestos claim attorneys today. We can help get you a settlement for your suffering and medical bills. Call us today at (410) 625-9330.