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How Are People Exposed to Asbestos?

How Are People Exposed to Asbestos?

Washington D.C. and Maryland are areas of great historic interest, and most of the area’s older buildings are treasured for their antiquity and presence during so many historical milestones. For that reason, they have been preserved and updated–some for over nearly 250 years.

People in and around Washington D.C. and Maryland may not realize just how much asbestos exposure they might be subjected to, but it is not hard to imagine how the introduction of this miracle insulating material would have been used extensively to update these buildings.

As an area exposed to frigid winters and warm, humid summers, the comfort of good insulation would have asbestos in great demand by an unsuspecting population. Consequently, most of the older buildings in these Eastern locations are rife with asbestos. Asbestos was used in older flooring, older counter tops, paint, wallboard, heaters, and so much more.

Added to construction be aware of the many other products made with asbestos–everything from household products like stove mitts and hair dryers, to brake pads, to concrete, to ships, all products made or used here.

The other exposure sources include occupational and para-occupational sites where workers are exposed to asbestos at work and bring fibers home to their families on their skin, shoes, clothing or hair. Manufacturers and mining operations expose neighboring communities simply because they cannot contain all of the microscopic asbestos fibers. These fibers escape into the air and contaminate the nearby population.

The experienced asbestos attorneys at Brown | Kiely, LLP are ready to evaluate your asbestos-related claim so, please contact us for more information if you are in Washington D.C. or Baltimore, Maryland.