The vast majority of people will have heard of asbestos and be aware of the potential danger it can pose. In the past asbestos was used for all kinds of purposes. It might be hard to believe today but it was touted as being one of the best substances that could be used for many reasons in the past.
Now though, we are aware of the danger it can pose. If inhaled the fibres that make up the asbestos can lodge in the lungs. There they stay for many years without incident, but after a while they can cause mesothelioma. This is a type of cancer which has no cure, although it can be managed to try and minimise the symptoms and prolong the quality of life for the person affected.
The best way to ensure people are not affected by diseases related to asbestos is to minimise exposure to asbestos fibres as much as possible. This can be done by doing risk assessments in any and all areas that may contain asbestos. The proper procedures can then be followed for its removal, such as wearing breathing equipment and providing the proper disposal methods.
How dangerous can asbestos be?
Breathing in asbestos can be potentially fatal. It does not cause problems initially but over time it may do. Indeed there have been cases where people have been diagnosed with mesothelioma decades after working with asbestos when there were no safety measures in place. As such it is imperative that modern safety procedures and standards are followed today in order to ensure we can all stay safe if working with this material in any way. This can make all the difference between staying healthy and potentially falling ill in the future.
Can you make a no win, no fee* claim?
Accident Advice Helpline has already assisted many people with regard to making a no win, no fee* claim for compensation following asbestos exposure. If you wish to seek no-obligation advice, contact our free 24/7 enquiry line now on 0800 689 0500. This is the best way to contact us, although you may also take the free 30-second online test to get a fast answer to whether you might claim. An expert lawyer may soon take on your case if you can. Make sure you get the answers you need now by calling us free.
Date Published: February 22, 2015
Author: David Brown