Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that’s used in many construction materials because of its insulating and fire-resistant properties. However, exposure to asbestos can lead to the development of a deadly form of cancer known as mesothelioma. (more…)
We each face workplace hazards on a daily basis, but the risks soldiers face are especially high. One of the greatest dangers many service members are at risk of is exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos is a nonflammable insulating fiber contained in many structures and vehicles used by the United States military. The problem is, exposure to asbestos can result in an individual developing a deadly form of cancer known as Mesothelioma. (more…)
While many of the products that have been created as a result of the industrial revolution have benefited society, some have come with particularly high human costs as well. Take asbestos, for instance. This chemical product was created as a fireproof insulator and has successfully been used in many factories, buildings, and ships; however, exposure to the product is also the only known cause for a deadly cancer known as Mesothelioma. (more…)