Asbestos takes its meaning from the ancient Greece, which means “Inextinguishable,” because of its adverse biological effects. A person who is exposed to asbestos can contract a disease called asbestosis. This respiratory disease of scar tissue in the lungs. The lungs are prevented freely exchange gases, as well as expanding and contracting properly.
In addition, the lung cancer or mesothelioma can develop. Cancer of the lung and mesothelioma are very aggressive diseases that are usually the result of exposure to asbestos occurred over a long period of time. Treatment options are expanding, but there is currently no cure.
Discovery of the harmful effects of asbestos
First of all, asbestos was diagnosed in 1924, when a young woman died in their 20s have been exposed. Finally, studies of English workers showed that asbestos poses a real risk and exposure could cause illness and even death.
Unfortunately, the United States does not act on this information immediately. Workers continued to be exposed to the harmful substance and it would not be years before the extent of the damage was. This deleterious substance has particularly affected workers in the specialized profession, including Naval veterans, firefighters, workers of the shipyards, mechanical brake, construction workers and steam fitters.
The people who worked in these occupations may be particularly vulnerable to contracting asbestosis or another disease associated with asbestos because they were often in close contact with it.
Failure of injury prevention
When asbestos began to be used in homes and workplaces across the United States, it is presumed safe by the public. Manufacturers, however, knew that this was not true. Back in the early 1900s, a series of corporate lies and half-truths kept the public to know exposure to asbestos can again lead to an early and painful death. During this time when use asbestos was important and the companies knew what it could pose a health risk, they started to various studies of the health of their workers to see if asbestosis (the precursor of mesothelioma, where inhaled asbestos fibers cause scarring and damage to the lungs) was present. These shocking return results introduced studies: up to 29% of workers have asbestosis, which would lead to Mesothelioma or other debilitating lung problems.
Responsibility of manufacturers of injury
Asbestos became very popular due to its ability to insulate buildings and products. The courts have recognized that the manufacturers of asbestos are responsible, forcing them to compensate the victims and their families.
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