Factories were integral components of Pittsburgh's business landscape throughout the industrial age. Most families in the immediate region had at least one or several members who worked in a steel mill or other type of factory. Now, decades later, many of those workers are sick. You or one of your loved ones may be among them. From asbestosis to mesothelioma and other pleural diseases, in and beyond this city, there are hundreds of Pennsylvania workers who receive terminal diagnoses.
Whether you work in construction or some other industry that places you in or near Pittsburgh area schools, or you are a Pennsylvania parent whose children attend a private or public school in the region, you may be at risk for certain health hazards if school officials or employers have not adhered to federal regulations regarding asbestos.