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New study could hurt plaintiffs with asbestos cases

Asbestos isn't just found in roofing or building materials. Did you know that some people have filed claims over asbestos found in baby powder? That's right, a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson claimed that the baby powder contained enough asbestos to cause people to fall ill after using it.

6 kinds of asbestos can threaten your safety

When you hear someone talk about asbestos, you probably immediately think about the fibrous materials that are found in roofing materials or insulation. You may have learned about the dangers of asbestos in the past but not realized that you had actually been exposed. If you were exposed, you could develop mesothelioma or asbestosis, both of which can affect your health negatively and potentially become life-threatening.

Asbestosis: Symptoms to look for

If you work in an industry where you may be exposed to asbestos, then you should be aware of the symptoms and signs of asbestosis. Asbestosis is a disease of the lungs that develops when fibrous asbestos scars the lungs.

Understanding the dangers of asbestos

Asbestos, a heat-resistant, fibrous silicate mineral has many purposes. It can be used as a fire-resistant or insulating material. It can be woven into materials, too. The trouble is that it has the potential to be extremely dangerous if inhaled.

What can make an asbestos exposure particularly dangerous?

Over the years, asbestos has been used in a wide range of fields. So, there are all kinds of workers who, at some point in their career, may have faced asbestos exposure. A few examples of work fields that have seen significant risks on this front over the years are shipbuilding, construction, building and asbestos-related mining/milling/manufacturing.

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